Posts Tagged ‘Rognes’

Lots of choice for outings this weekend: a major cartoon festival, ‘open-doors’ by artisans, free rally car racing or a purely Provencal goats festival. (more…)

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Rognes_chevre_2014 To add to all the activities in Aix this coming weekend (see last post), we have the Fete de la Chevre in Rognes which takes place on Sunday.

Last year le petit-fils Aixcentric was so happy to be there patting the goats and trying out the cheese.  A good event then for tots and their families!

The whole village will be en fete – I love these local events which could only be in Provence.  As the French say, Profitez!

Details of the day are here: http://www.ville-rognes.fr/rognes.asp?id=56632&idpage=14705

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This week promises to be sunny here in Provence so why not have a trip to Rognes to see an exhibition of local art?  Thirty painters, photographers and sculptors have taken Italy as their theme, in honour of Malvito their twin town.

One of the painters is Holly Joulia, originally from London where she worked in scientific publishing. Since living in France, she has turned to painting and recently visited the Italian Cinque Terre with her art group.  This provided timely material for the town’s expo.

Rognes is a peaceful little town to visit – hard to imagine that in 1909 it was practically destroyed by an earthquake.  It is now rebuilt in a safer position down from the hillside and if you want to have lunch after the exhibition, there are 3 possibilities: Le Piano Gourmand 04 42 50 21 75,  Ma Cuisine 04 42 50 17 13 and Le Brasero 04 42 50 17 63.  Holly also recommends a look at the household decoration shop Doun and the Biscuiterie Georjon, both worth a visit.

Details:  at the Office du Tourisme, 5 cours St Etienne. Open Tues-Sat 10-12, 16-18:00hrs.  The exhibition itself ends on 9th March.

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