Posts Tagged ‘Aixcentric’

…..is my new book which is being launched this week. (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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Sorting out the Strikes

My thanks to Juliet who has reminded me about this useful website, now it seems we are, once again, in the thick of strike action from various unions: http://www.cestlagreve.fr/

As far as the trains are concerned, here are the dates published.  Strikes begin at 19:00 the night before, and end 8:00 the day after the strike ends.

Month Strike days
April 3–4 / 8–9 / 13–14 / 18–19 / 23–24 / 28–29
May 3–4 / 8–9 / 13–14 / 18–19 / 23–24 / 28–29
June 2–3 / 7–8 / 12–13 / 17–18 / 22–23 / 27–28


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When UK papers print their round-ups of 10/20/50 top beaches in Europe, Notre Dame beach at the island of Porquerolles usually features.  As it should – it’s lovely. And spring is a perfect time to visit.



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