Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Sunday really is an ideal time to visit Toulon as the traffic is lighter, it’s easier to park and the market is in full swing. It’s a good market with the top part North African (more…)

Read Full Post »

Le Chat Qui Tricote is a brand new salon du thé/knitting craft centre which has opened to the delight of local aficionados.  Now they have somewhere to buy wool, yarns and all the accessories they need.  But if you can’t knit and want to learn, their series of workshops starts tomorrow (Saturday April 8th) with their ‘Initiation au Tricot’.

Children are not forgotten – on the 12th, there is a session making Easter baskets – and Thursday night is Knitting Night for all (18:30-22:00hrs).

The menu looks good – it includes quiches, cakes (French-style), soups and pâtisseries gourmands, all fait maison.

The centre is at 28 rue Constantin, Aix; full details are here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/lechatquitricote/about/?ref=page_internal

Thank you to Florence for sending this news to Aixcentric.

Read Full Post »

To attract visitors back to frequenting – and spending money – in centre ville, the mayors of the 1st and 7th arrondissements have devised a programme of entertainments in a pedestrianised Canebiere on the last Sunday of each month, a great idea.  I reported on our visit in January here: https://aixcentric.com/2017/01/24/marseille-surprises-on-sunday/

This coming Sunday, March 26th, the event will have ‘Musique’ as the theme. (more…)

Read Full Post »

To celebrate its 90th birthday this year, the mayors of Marseille’s 1st and 7th arrondissements have organised ‘Dimanches de la Canebiere’, the second of which takes place this coming Sunday – 26th February.



Read Full Post »


…….firstly the Canebiere will be pedestrianised, as it will be on the last Sunday of each month; and secondly, the town’s first ‘Quartier des Arts’, for street art, will be inaugurated. (more…)

Read Full Post »

The first Designer Outlet in the South of France will open this spring near Miramas, and recruitment is about to begin for 600 full-time positions in retail, facilities, management, marketing and tourism.


What do you have to do?  (more…)

Read Full Post »

There’s one stall on Aix market that offers a present I haven’t seen anywhere else; (more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »