St Tropez is a great place to visit at this time of year, before the deluge of visitors arrive.  This coming weekend sees the Voiles Latines a Saint-Tropez nautical festival, a celebration of traditional local boats. Continue Reading »

This coming weekend sees the evening when public museums across France are open until late, with special events and free entry. In Aix, it’s a lovely event with families thronging through the streets and music spilling out of all the venues. This link will take you to all the activities: https://www.aixenprovencetourism.com/en/fiche/29336 Continue Reading »

Network Provence is a platform for women to promote their business,  blog,  club, project and to socialise.  It’s a thriving community and  has given women here in Provence an opportunity to  tell others what they are working on,  whether it be for profit or not.

I have attended a session and found it very friendly and constructive.  The next one is this Thursday in Aix:

Visitors are welcome to attend up to three meetings at a cost of €10 each time before becoming members.



Two hundred artists and gallery-owners will be gathering in Aix to show over 4000 works to an estimated 25,000 visitors. You can either invest in something lovely for your home, or get some inspiration for your own creations.

To add to the enjoyment, there’s a restaurant, 3 food trucks and a glacier.

Cost: 10€

Programme: http://www.salonsmart-aix.com/article-88-le_programme_sur_sm_art_aix_2019








No need to leave the cours Mirabeau to have a front row view of the Opening Night in Cannes.  Once again, it will be transmitted live to the Renoir.  The programme begins Tuesday, 14th May, at 18:45 with red-carpet interviews, then we move inside the Palais des Festivals for this year’s opening film, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’.

The plot: “In a peaceful, small town, zombies suddenly rise from their graves, terrorizing the citizens. Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish mortician with a love for drag makeup and sword fighting must band together to try and stay alive. The road to survival, however, may be a dead end.”



A Bus tour south of the city


Sunset apéros on board ‘un bar sur le mer’. Continue Reading »

May 28th will see the return of the thrice-weekly Food Market to the newly-pedestrianised and smartly-paved Places Verdun-Precheurs where it was up to 2016.  The Textile and Brocante stalls will stay in the cours Mirabeau, and the two areas will be linked by the Artisanat Market which will occupy rue Thiers. Continue Reading »