The title of this tiny resto perfectly sums up its offer.IMG_7260

Breton Delphine has two hot-plates from which she produces a never-ending stream of savoury galettes and sweet crepes.

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It looks as though we are in for two rainy days over Easter.  A good time to hibernate with an enjoyable book - the Book In Bar English Book Club has published its choices for April and May. 

reluctantfundamentalistThe Reluctant Fundamentalist is a page-turner which can be read in one session. It tells of the radicalisation of a young Muslim high-flyer in New York. To be discussed on Thursday April 24th at 17:30. 

The book for May Continue Reading »

…the Tyrannosaurus of Trets and the interior of the Hotel Boyer d’Eguilles as the Muséum d’histoire naturelle closes on 22nd April.

Tyrannosaurus-Rex-001The museum has been Continue Reading »

These things are puzzling me – can anyone help? Continue Reading »

Info for this weekend:  Seeking Matisse

                                               A Vineyard trail

                                               Bandol’s Pottery Market

Reading the British press this morning reminded me how much we have here on our doorstep in Aix to explore.  For instance, the Independent has a piece on Matisse whose exhibition ofvence_matisse_chapel_altar fabulous colourful cut-outs has just opened at Tate Modern.  The paper gives a useful Matisse trail around the Cote d’Azur, the star attraction of course being the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence.  It really is beautiful and well worth a visit.  Here is the Independent article followed by the website for the chapel which has quirky opening hours: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/henri-matisse-and-his-cte-of-many-colours-9259267.html; http://www.vence.fr/la-chapelle-du-rosaire-chef-d?lang=fr

Meanwhile the Guardian has an interesting piece leading us round the writer’s Top Ten favourite vineyards in Provence Continue Reading »


IMG_7180A bit disappointingly on our recent trip to the Cote d’Azur we didn’t get the opportunity to sample any socca, the chick-pea flour crepe that originated in Genoa and is sold around the market in Nice and elsewhere on the coast.  I love it, especially when it is full of herbs and drizzled with olive oil.  So I had a go and here is the recipe: Continue Reading »

Lunch in Arles

A quick recommendation for lunch in Arles if you are visiting the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles (last post).

IMG_7176We very much enjoyed the Jardin des Arts which is in a 13th century cloister nearby. Continue Reading »