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diapo_valse-des-capians-2014gk-is-209It was wonderful down at the beach yesterday – but what happened to the sun?  Assuming it comes back at the weekend, you might enjoy a visit to Bandol where there the annual Valse des Capians is taking place.  This is a celebration of the colourful local fishing boats – the pointus – so called after their pointy front; the back bit is called a capian hence the name of the festival.

Boat-rides are being offered and it’s a great opportunity for photographers and painters to record a typically Provencal scene.  The festival takes place Thursday 29th May – Sunday 1st June.  10-19:00hrs.  Saturday sees a parade of boats at 14:30 while on Sunday there will be a parade folklorique.  The action will be along the harbour where there will be various stalls.  http://www.bandol.fr/

Alternatively you can try St Cyr sur Mer which I have posted about earlier this year: https://aixcentric.com/2014/03/09/statue-of-liberty-provence-style/  The (very good) touristBOROWSKI office currently has an exhibition of paintings by Henri Borowski who is now Toulon-based.  He grew up in Paris, a child of Polish parents, and he had two passions – painting and football – both of which he has now fulfilled.  He first became a professional football player for the likes of Bastia and Montpellierand is now enjoying creating impressionist-style views of the coast with a knife and brightly coloured thick oils.  This specific exhibition ends on May 29th, but the tourist office usually have something on show.

By the way, this tourist office is currently dishing out free copies of ‘Les 100 Plus Beaux Détours de France’ 2014, Michelin, a handy book to have in the glove box.detours

If you get your book stamped in another 5 tourist offices of the towns listed, you get a free polo shirt!  Good for them for a bit of proactive marketing…

You can also order a guide here: http://www.plusbeauxdetours.com/

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