Posts Tagged ‘Fete de Pietonisation’

First up – in Aix, there will be a Fete de Pietonisation to celebrate the ongoing roll-out of pedestrianisation in the town centre.  Tomorrow afternoon and evening there will be jazz, activities in rue Mignet and rue d’Italie (two newly pedestrianised streets), performances from the local ballet and a rolling piano, from street to street.  Promises to be fun.

Click here for a pdf showing an agenda and map for aforesaid piano!  PIETO-flyerSITE

Down in Marseille meanwhile, we get our first opportunity to explore the new building for MUCEM – the new museum for Mediterranean culture.  It is being built round the corner from the Vieux Port, transforming a run-down area and linking to the Fort St Jean with a walkway across the sea.  It’s going to be a dramatic addition to the town.  Thanks to Jo for this information.  If you read my last blog from Marseille, you will know that the VP area is very busy with travaux for the pietonisation.  I’d recommend public transport and a bit of patience walking round there too as you have to wend between work areas.  But I’m sure it’ll be worth it to have a peek at this interesting new building!

Have a good weekend

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