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Aix- Very Unusual Weather

The one good thing about all this rain in Aix, said the local TV news, is the unusually lush green vegetation and the superb swathes of poppies in the fields right now.

According to Meteo France, Pays d’Aix has had nearly 30cm of rain in the last 3 months, something not seen since records began 60 years ago.  It’s double the normal amount with 31 days of rain. (more…)

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The first treat is the resumption of the ‘Navette Maritime’ service in Marseille.  (more…)

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Chapeau!   The conseil municipal of Aix yesterday unanimously voted to install three glass panels (dalles vitrés) above the archaeological remains recently uncovered in the Place Verdun.

The ‘dig’ has been going on ahead of the pedestrianisation of the places Precheurs, Madeleine and Verdun.  Link to some background: https://aixcentric.com/2016/06/05/place-des-precheurs-archaeologists-to-move-in/

It’s front page news in today’s La Provence and here is a rough shot of their explanatory diagram which shows where the panels will be. (more…)

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There’s a good film in V.O. at the cinema in Aix, ideal if you want to get away from the wind and rain forecast. (more…)

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On my return from England, I posted on my shock at seeing the cours Mirabeau minus so many plane trees;

The view from outside the Renoir cinema looking up the cours

now it seems, even more may be going, as well as some in other parts of centre ville, all  infected by the chancre coloré. (more…)

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An English Book-sale and a puppet show featuring La Reine des Neiges!

 

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Lots of choice for outings this weekend: a major cartoon festival, ‘open-doors’ by artisans, free rally car racing or a purely Provencal goats festival. (more…)

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