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A Bus tour south of the city


Sunset apéros on board ‘un bar sur le mer’. (more…)

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The latest in the series of Les Dimanches de la Canebiere’ takes place  on Sunday.  These events have been created to bring people back to the town centre and seem to be getting more and more popular. Lots of activities for the family too – dance, music, games, market – here’s the programme: 2019.04.17_depliant_d2k-complet

We normally park at the MuCEM parking which is really easy on a Sunday.

Remember too that the new Jean Dubuffet expo has started at MuCEM : https://aixcentric.com/2019/04/24/dubuffet-in-marseille/

and the navettes maritimes (water buses) are running: https://aixcentric.com/2019/04/24/vieux-port-navettes-maritimes-to-start-again-this-weekend/


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Everyone I have spoken to has been saddened by the announced closure of the Librarie de Provence.  Now there is an online petition to show local support.  They aim to get 5000 signatures and were well over 2500 when I checked this morning.  (more…)

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…. first, Happy Today which is 8 11 18, unusual in that it reads forwards, backwards and UPSIDE DOWN as well.  How cool is that?

And talking of cool, we can be heading north to Scandinavia from the end of June, (more…)

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Here’s the latest, courtesy of La Provence: (more…)

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For new arrivals in town, what nicer than a one hour trip from the Vieux Port to admire the key sites and hear their history? (more…)

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Yes more ‘travaux’!

Work started this week on a new 700m sliproad that will enable traffic coming down the Montée d’Avignon, A51, (from Celony or Venelles), turn right on to the A8 and head for Lyon.  At present, they either have to go through Jas de Bouffan, or join the A8 heading east and manoeuvre around Pont de l’Arc to join the A8 westbound.  3700 vehicles a day pass through Jas.

The new sliproad is scheduled to be finished by 2020 at a cost of 13,8 million euros. It will involve constructing two bridges – one across a road, the other over a railway line, see diagram above.

Clearly something similar is needed in the opposite direction, to take motorists from the A8 to the A51 but this second phase is more complex, both in terms of the environment it will pass through but also in that a fly-over will be necessary.  A public enquiry will be held next year with an aim of delivery in 2025.  Costs are thought to be over 50 million euros.

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