Aix Center Excursions and Art & Culture Information Spring 2012

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Aix Center Excursions and Art & Culture Information Spring 2012

ART & CULTURE IN AIX

THIS SPRING:

Marchutz students, please, ask for your

own center’s excursion brochure.

La Nuit des Musées: http://

www.nuitdesmusées.culture.fr

7e rencontre du 9e Art– festival de Bande dessinée

March 21 to April 22 http://www.bd-aix.com

Le Printemps du Cinéma in March

at Cinéma Cézanne http:

www.printempsducinema.com

Le Carnaval: Rotonde et Cours

Mirabeau

Festival du Tambourin– FESTAMB

May Cours Mirabeau , Pasino

The Preljocaj Ballet at www.preljocaj.org/

calendrier-2-2-fr.html

MORE INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS:

La Rotonde

The Cité du livre at http://www.citedulivreaix.com

http://www.aixenprovencetourism.com/aixmanifestations-tipi.htm

Aix Center

Excursions

and

Art & Culture

Information

Spring 2012

La mairie d’Aix-en-Provence

Aix Center

2bis rue du Bon Pasteur

13100 Aix-en-Provence

Telephone : 04 42 23 39 35

email : iauaix@iaufrance.org

La Ste Victoire, photo by C. Christofides


Each semester the Aix Center offers its students a

series of excursions to sites in the region of historic, cultural and

geographic interest. These excursions are an integral co-curricular

component of the Aix experience. Knowledgeable guides will help

students relate what they see and hear during the course of the

excursion to the cultural, linguistic, historical and artistic content of

their academic courses. This brochure briefly describes each of this

semester's excursions and provides information about other cultural

events taking place during the semester.

Coast Trip: Nice - Cannes

Feb. 4 and 5 at 8:15 am in front of the Tourist Office

The Old town of Nice

is a dense network of

pedestrian alleys, narrow

buildings and pastel,

Italianate façades.

But the city’s most remarkable

feature is the 19th-century Promenade des

Anglais along the seafront. Cannes is known for its

casinos, fairs, beach, boat and street life. There is always

plenty to do in this town

of festivals.

La Baie de Nice

Le Luberon

April 1 at 9:00 am in front of

the Tourist Office

The Luberon region, named after a mountain range north of

Aix, is renowned for its natural beauty and picturesque scenery.

The village of Lourmarin at the

foot of the Montagne du Luberon is

dominated by its château. Albert

Château de Lourmarin

Camus, the author of The Plague

and The Stranger, is buried in the

village cemetery.

The village of Bonnieux is a typical

hillside village; from its terrace,

there is a lovely view of the Calavon

valley, the hilltop village of

Lacoste and, in the background,

Bonnieux

Mont Ventoux .

The village of Roussillon stands on an

unusual site on the highest of the hills between

the Coulon valley and the Vaucluse

plateau. The striking hills surrounding the

village are composed of ochre rock of many

different shades which also color the

village's buildings.

Le Luberon

Roussillon

.

Excursion dates & itineraries are subject to change

Aix Center

2bis rue du Bon Pasteur

13100 Aix-en-Provence

Telephone : 04 42 23 39 35

email : iauaix@iaufrance.org

L’Isle sur la Sorgue

Isle sur la Sorgue —

Fontaine de Vaucluse

May 6 at 9:00 am in front of the Tourist Office

First the Fontaine de Vaucluse, at the foot of grandiose

230m high cliffs, Europe’s most powerful spring

pumps out from deep underground clear icy-cold water,

feeding the river Sorgue. It was in this dramatic

setting that the Renaissance poet, Petrarch, composed

his love poems to the unattainable Laure. The romance

and the mystery of the setting (no one has yet found the

exact source of the water) attracts millions of visitors

every year. Then, we head for the busy town of l’Isle

2007

sur la Sorgue with its canals and antique markets.

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