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Monday 24th April sees booking open for the next season of Opera transmissions from New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

This will be the 10th year of these transmissions which have proved to be a successful venture for Les Cinemas Aixois.

Here’s the link http://www.lescinemasaixois.com/evenements/opera

Presidential Posters!

This was the scene I snapped the other day in Avignon with the traditional row of posters, showing all the hopefuls for the presidential election.

And here is a far more delightful version from Montpellier. Continue Reading »

The 19th Fete de la Librarie takes place tomorrow and here in Aix, Book In Bar is laying on a special programme Continue Reading »

Sunday in Toulon

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 Continue Reading »

Astonishing Fact #2

It was on a trip down to the coast that we encountered roadworks on the A52 near Fuveau and read that the bridge being constructed was ‘for animals crossing’.  I thought this must be for a divided farm, but no, it is to be an ‘eco-pont’, one of 4 being constructed locally. Continue Reading »

Astonishing Fact #1

Photo Cyril Sollier/La Provence

I read with astonishment that Aix’s new quartier La Duranne has two new inhabitants…  Continue Reading »

With the holiday season starting, it’s interesting to read the emerging tourist figures from 2016.

Most visited attraction in Aix was Continue Reading »