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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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This celebration of local delicacies takes place this weekend, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th, at the Couvent des Oblats, 54 cours Mirabeau. (more…)

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The annual ‘Marche des Rois’ is taking place on Sunday 14th January.  It’s a must for families, photographers and lovers of Provence. (more…)

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What with Chandeleur in France and Pancake Tuesday in the UK, February is a goodIMG_8684 time to get whipping up some batter for pastries and crepes.  But if you prefer to treat yourself to something here in Aix, there’s lots of choice.

As well as navettes  (see last post), the traditional pets de nonnes – nuns’ farts – are in (more…)

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These things are puzzling me – can anyone help? (more…)

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Info for this weekend:  Seeking Matisse

                                               A Vineyard trail

                                               Bandol’s Pottery Market

Reading the British press this morning reminded me how much we have here on our doorstep in Aix to explore.  For instance, the Independent has a piece on Matisse whose exhibition ofvence_matisse_chapel_altar fabulous colourful cut-outs has just opened at Tate Modern.  The paper gives a useful Matisse trail around the Cote d’Azur, the star attraction of course being the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence.  It really is beautiful and well worth a visit.  Here is the Independent article followed by the website for the chapel which has quirky opening hours: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/henri-matisse-and-his-cte-of-many-colours-9259267.html; http://www.vence.fr/la-chapelle-du-rosaire-chef-d?lang=fr

Meanwhile the Guardian has an interesting piece leading us round the writer’s Top Ten favourite vineyards in Provence (more…)

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