Event in Aix en Provence

The Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival

It was in 1980 that Paul Onoratini, mayor of La Roque d'Anthéron, decided to put the spotlight on the piano every year in his city. The international piano festival of La Roque d'Anthéron was born and destined to be a huge success! Every year, it attracts a large number of music lovers who have come to listen to the greatest virtuosos of the piano: Evgeny Kissin, Nikolai Lugansky, Alexandre Tharaud, Hélène Grimaud, Mauricio Vallina, Nelson Freire, as well as other instrumentalists of international renown.The La Roque d'Anthéron festival is particularly appreciated by the public due to the...

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The international opera festival of Aix-en-Provence

Established in 1948, the international opera festival of Aix-en-Provence has become one of the highlights of the international opera lovers' calendar, bringing together tens of thousands of enthusiasts every year.Originally, the festival was under the auspices of Mozart and the first work was Cosi fan tutte. The performances took place in the open court in the courtyard of the Archbishopric. The festival has gradually gained on the city, ringing out the most beautiful voices of lyrical art in the cathedral of Saint-Sauveur, on the Place des Quatre-Dauphins, Place des Cardeurs, at the bottom...

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The Vasarely Foundation

The green neighborhood of Jas-de-Bouffan, which had already seen the beginning of the work of the painter Paul Cézanne, has inspired another artist: the Hungarian plastic artist Victor Vasarely, known throughout the world as the creator of optical art. This nonstandard genius did not conceive the art as a solitary activity, and therefore he wanted to share his work with the greatest number of people by building a new kind of place which is called a "polychrome city of happiness", whose aim was to " Fight against the visual nuisance, make more beautiful the artificial environment ". As a...

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Provencal markets

In addition to its sumptuous landscapes, its climate that makes jealous every city-dweller and its sweet life, one of the main attractive feature of Provence is its gastronomy. Tapenade, anchoïade, aïoli, ratatouille, pissaladière, brissaouda, bouillabaisse, soup with pistou, Poutargue of Martigues, andouillettes with Provençale, moutounesse, calissons of Aix, shuttles of Marseilles, Galapian d'Apt ... As many indicative names that resonates like the guarantee of  a happy stomach in the sun!In order to savor all these local deliciousness, rendez-vous at the many markets of...

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