My visit to Fondation Carmignac, the newly-opened art centre at Porquerolles, last year was by far my favourite outing of 2018.  I was lucky to get there just before it closed for winter, when lots of the exhibits went back to Paris.

Now it is re-opening with fresh artworks, on 13th April, and tickets are already on sale on their website.

If you do want to visit, pre-booking is essential as only 50 people are allowed inside each half-an-hour; when we went on a September weekday (not  holiday time), it was really busy and visitors without tickets were being turned away.

Here’s a link to my post on visiting the island: https://aixcentric.com/2018/09/20/visiting-porquerolles/

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….promising traditional Marseille cuisine and southern sunshine for his new venture in the capital.

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If you are visiting Carrieres des Lumieres, lunch at nearby Fontvieille is a real pleasure.  La Cuisine au Planet is in a 16th century house in the centre of this beautiful village.  It really feels like the heart of Provence. Continue Reading »

The new show at the Carrieres de Lumieres at Les Baux de Provence, Van Gogh La Nuit Etoilée, starts today, and it looks wonderful. Continue Reading »

Ryanair has announced 16 new destinations to visit from its base at Marseille-Provence Airport, a batch of 9 in April, with 7 to follow in October.

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Plans are afoot to create a cycle and walkway to link the town centre Parc Jourdan to Bibémus Continue Reading »

Only just stumbled across this information: in light of the increasing amount of anti-Semitic behaviour, the authorities at the Camp des Milles have declared free entry this weekend.

So it is open all day tomorrow (Sunday) 10-19:00.