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This weekend sees the 10th edition of Rendez-vous aux Jardins with 2000 gardens of all shapes, sizes and styles open across France.  The website is very good (www.rendezvousauxjardins.culture.fr) and has events by département.  Here in Aix, the Hotel le Pigonnet is opening its garden to all: you can sit in a flowery bower and have a drink, and see where Cézanne placed his easel to paint the Sainte-Victoire.

The Fête du Velos is another annual favourite.  I can’t find any info about what is happening in Aix but there is usually activity around the Rotonde. Marseille on the other hand will be celebrating this with a big bike parade and also by closing the Corniche for cyclists on Sunday 12-18:00hrs (www.feteduvelo.fr)

I hope the forecast rain doesn’t arrive on Sunday as that spoils the monthly book market in the place de l’Hotel de Ville.  There are several stalls of second-hand/out of print books, often about Provence.  It’s great for a root around.  If the weather isn’t good for outdoor activities, the musée Granet is free all day – see my last post for a review of the new expo there.

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