Posts Tagged ‘Feu de St Jean’

If you are in town tomorrow for the Fete de la Musique (see last couple of posts), why  not have a look at ‘Danse’,  a new exhibition opening in the gallery at the Hotel de Ville? 

Katharine Modesti is a very talented local artist who is inspired by classical, contemporary and ethnic ballet. She writes, ‘For me, dance possesses great beauty, associated with movement, music and the expression of an profound emotion, that I wish to capture through painting and drawing with different techniques.  The expo is on Mon-Sat, 11:00-18:30 until 30th June.  Details: danseafiche

On Saturday, 23rd, midsummer celebrations all over Provence will include the traditional Feu de St Jean.

In Aix, the flame will leave the Hotel de Ville at 20:30 and be paraded around the town, ending up at the Rotonde about 22:00 where there will be lots of traditional dancing including the Provencal ‘farandole’.  Apparently the feast will also be celebrated at the summit of the Sainte-Victoire.  The ascent begins at 16:00; there will then be a concert and dancing display  before the flame arrives from Aix.  The descent takes place just before dark.  Details from  l’Association des Amis de Sainte-Victoire.

Other activities?  There’s La Fete du Cinema, a national promotion designed to lure us all in out of the sunshine.  The second person gets in for 2€50, providing you go in to see the same film.

Otherwise, there’s to be a vide-grenier on Sunday in the cours Sextius.  This is usually a big one stretching down the entire road – and I’ve found some good bits and pieces in the past.


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