Posts Tagged ‘cours Mirabeau’

I recently bought this post card dating from the early 20th century showing the cours Mirabeau resplendently lined with a double row of plane trees.


What a difference today.  Last year, 23 had to be taken out in the cours Mirabeau and now, it seems, more are to follow from the cours and two other parts of the town centre.  (more…)

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All of a sudden it seems that Christmas is upon us and Aix really celebrates Christmas in style.

Here are the main festive markets (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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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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aixnoelThe chalets for the Christmas market in the cours Mirabeau and the traditional rides for the little ones are nearly ready!  Here are all the dates: (more…)

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It always seems a little sad to take the tree down and see the Christmas activities in town coming to an end, but here are some dates.

sapins2-25th January  Collection of used Christmas trees – ‘Collecte des sapins 2014”; details here: http://www.aixenprovence.fr/Collecte-des-sapins

5th January: The closing date of the Camus Centenary exhibition has now been moved to 11th January.  A very interesting show if you haven’t been but it’s all in fairly intense French.

IMG_65845th January: Last date for the children’s roundabouts at the Rotonde. They seem to have been a great success this year. (Christmas market already closed)

But not everything is ending! (more…)

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