Posts Tagged ‘Aix’

I recently posted about both MuCEM and the museums in Avignon wheeling out  items from their archives, and now it looks like the three municipal museums in Aix are getting in on the act:  their theme is vegetation. (more…)

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Glad to see that work at the Place des Precheurs is coming on, with paving going down around the Madeleine church, and terraces finished at the shops and cafés nearby.

Workers are busy laying 8000 tonnes of stone on this two-hectare site, at a cost of 15m euros. It all amounts to 30 months of work, currently running a month behind owing to weather-related problems, but the new space should be ready by (more…)

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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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