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220PX-~1One of the personalities in my book ‘Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story’ is of course the extraordinary Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau.  He only lived to 40, but what a life!

This Saturday, April 27th, there will be a 3 hour re-enactment of key episodes from Mirabeau’s life, taking place in Aix.

Starting at 14:30, 22 actors will be taking to the streets of centre ville to recreate scenes from his youth, his trickery to ensnare the very rich and racy young Emilie de Covet, their marriage, their turbulent separation – but they will also be referencing his outstanding political, legal and oratorical skills.

MFP plan deambulation2Here is the map and the timetable for Saturday:

1 – 14h30, Sciences PO, 25 rue Gaston de Saporta : Mirabeau’s Youth 

2 – 15h00, hôtel de Mirabeau, 16 cours Mirabeau : His return to Aix
3 – 15h20, hôtel Marignane, 24 rue Mazarine : Mirabeau gets the hand of Emilie through a trick
4 – 16h15, église du St Esprit, 40 rue Espariat : Their marriage
5– 16h45, palais de justice, place Verdun : The trial for their Separation
6 – 17h15, place des prêcheurs :Mirabeau’s political role – the growing Revolution. Here is a link to the short biography of Mirabeau taken from the book if you want to know a little more about this very special man: Honore Gabriel RiquetiFor more info: Compagnie Rouge Garance : 04 42 21 13 56, www.compagnie-rouge-garance.com; Office du tourisme : 04 42 16 11 61, www.aixenprovencetourism.com

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