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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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Ryanair have just announced the following new destinations from MP Airport: (more…)

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Visiting Porquerolles

Porquerolles is the largest of the 3 Iles d’Or (Islands of Gold), easily accessible from the coast. We did the short (20 min) crossing from La Tour Fondu, near Hyeres, roughly a 90 minute drive from Aix, depending on traffic.

Plage Notre-Dame, one of Europe’s top beaches

I hadn’t visited Porquerolles for many years and was surprised at the changes to the sleepy place I remember.  (more…)

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So here it is, the new Aixpress bus.

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The number of destinations and frequency of flights from Marseille Provence Airport as we move into the holiday season has increased.

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A major expansion of the airport has been announced with British architect Norman Foster winning the design contract. Airports are in keen competition with each other and Marseille Provence wants to be able to welcome 11 million passengers a year by 2025.

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Volotea has announced that Marseille is to be its new hub.  And from April 2018, it is adding 8 new destinations, to make 18 in all leaving from our local airport. (more…)

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