Rue Loubon is one of those tiny, picturesque streets in Aix that are pure Provence. It’s here that German artist Miriam Hartmann has chosen to establish her gallery which is just celebrating its first birthday.

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Aix – Another Closure

This time, in the cours Mirabeau:

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Ice-Skating in Aix!


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Marseille has been working hard to get itself on the tourist ‘must-see’ list and the Tourist Office now offers many organised visits to different parts of this vibrant city.  Apart from the obvious sites, visitors can opt for food-tasting tours, street art walks, lunch on a cruise ship, or behind the scenes at the Marseille opera which includes a fascinating visit to the atelier where costumes are made.

Their new catalogue describes them for trip-organisers – but at the same time gives us individuals lots of ideas for outings!

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bleTomorrow, 4th December, is the feast day of Sainte Barbe and, as all good Provencals know, it’s the day to Continue Reading »

There’s an event being held next week in Aix to bring together women from across the area who want to promote their activities, whether they have a business or a club or a blog. Continue Reading »

Two local French-teachers who run Destination Francais are once again offering a special pre-Christmas session where you can practise your French, discover Christmas traditions in Provence, taste some Christmas desserts and sing Christmas songs.

When: Thursday 13 December, From 9.30 to 11.30 AM

Includes :

tasting a variety of Christmas desserts,

a hot drink,

a booklet about Christmas traditions

written in French and English as well as a song book.

This workshop is in French and English

Minimum number of participants : 4/ Maximum number of participants : 12

Place : au restaurant le Jardin d’Amalula,  7 Rue Mignet, Aix en Provence

Subscription : destination.francais@ymail.com

Price : 30 euros. Payment is to be made before the workshop via French cheques or cash

Possibility to plan extra dates for groups on request.