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There seems to be so much going on this weekend in Aix – and the villages around.

Homesick Brits should make for Gardanne which is having its annual Arts and Festins du Monde, this year featuring Britain.  It begins tomorrow evening with a band of 15 pipers – all kilted – playing Scottish and Irish music through the streets of the town. Then an amazing-sounding U2 tribute band from Montpellier take to the stage.  The following day has a full programme which includes African dancing (no me neither) and at 18:30 a band called British Legend who will perform Stones and Beatles hits. It’s all free!  31 restaurateurs will be in the cours Forbin offering ‘specialités’ –  Marmite sandwiches? Beans on toast? Battenburg?  Count me in!  http://www.ville-gardanne.fr/Arts-Festins-du-monde-version

In Aix, there is a book sale on Sunday in the place de l’Hotel de Ville.  Rained off on April 22nd, it’s being organised by the Association des libraires ambulants. 9-18:00hrs.

There are  vide greniers taking place on Sunday – Jouques and Aix Val St André.  Over at the Grand Theatre de Provence, there’s an open day to encourage us all to learn about the opera – Tous à L’Opéra 2012.

If you are interested in ancient history, Pourrieres is the place to be.  They are having a weekend of re-enactments of the famous battle between the Romans and the invading tribes from the north.  It sounds fun – and what a great poster.

Or if a little winetasting is more to your taste, you could make for Ansouis for the Portes Ouvertes at the Chateau Saint Esteve de Néri.  They will be having a Grand Buffet Provençal and also having an exhibition of paintings by Denis Feraud….‘Fleurs de Printemps’. Durng the weekend there will be a 10% discount on orders of 12 or more bottles. That’s Sunday from 10:30 – details of vineyard on www.stestevedeneri.com.

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