Posts Tagged ‘Journees du Patrimoine’

Looking ahead a little, I have learned that the ‘Invité d’Honneur’ this year is to be Nobel prize winner, Turkish author, Orhan Pamuk. (more…)

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http://www.mairie-aixenprovence.fr/Journees-du-Patrimoine This is the link for this weekend’s programme.  You can download the 64pp guide or collect one from the tourist office or mairie.

The theme this weekend is WATER, the very raison d’etre of the town.  There are several walks organised, visiting aquaducts and fountains – all in the guide.  The celebrity this year is Darius Milhaud local composer who is the subject of a free expo at the tourist office (post to follow).  Here are some events to look out for this weekend:

  • Cézanne’s family home at Jas de Bouffan has free guided tours Sat and Sun
  • Musée Granet has free tours of Les Chefs d’Oeuvre du Musée Frieder Burda which ends 30th Sept and has so far clocked up 60,000 visitors since it opened
  • Exhibition L’Art et L’Eau at Thermes Sextius Spa – 50 artists. Until 13 Oct
  • Jeu de Paume theatre is open for guided visits Sat and Sun; plus there’s a concert on Sat in celebration of Darius Milhaud at 17:00hrs
  • The Pavillon Noir has visits at 15:00 and 18:00hrs
  • Le Petit Chateau, 10-18, Sat and Sun – this is the pretty house on Bd du Roy-René not normally open to the public
  • Entremont has a 2 hr archaelogical tour Sat 15:00
  • Free tours at the lovely vineyard Chateau La Coste but they have to be reserved: https://aixcentric.com/2011/11/22/world-class-art-at-chateau-la-coste/
  • The newly open Camp des Milles will be part of the programme: https://aixcentric.com/2012/09/09/prime-ministers-visit-part-1/
  • Lots of activity in the Arles-Tarascon-St Remy area – see www.journal-farandole.fr

Sunday only

  • Route Cézanne is car free 14-19:00 Sun – thanks to Patrick for sending this info.  Apparently this annual pedestrianisation was rained off in the spring so take advantage of this opportunity to bike or hike in Cézanne’s footsteps.
  • Rides in vintage cars for guide-dogs charity.  Top of Cours Mirabeau. Sun 10-17:00. 
  • Outside Aix, the Château du Roi René at Peyrolles is open on Sun. 

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