….the results according to a TomTom survey show that 3 are in PACA and the top spot is reserved for…. Continue Reading »

To celebrate its 90th birthday this year, the mayors of Marseille’s 1st and 7th arrondissements have organised ‘Dimanches de la Canebiere’, the second of which takes place this coming Sunday – 26th February.


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It’s a while since we have visited La Table des Saisons so were happyla-table-des-saisons on  a recent visit to find the same standards of quality that this young couple have insisted on from week one back in December 2013.

The chef is Lionel who has 20 years’ experience as a patissier, both in France and abroad, and he makes all the plats and desserts in-house.  His partner Martina welcomes their customers and is happy to explain how the dishes are made – in English and Slovak as well as French.

We had a delightful lunch, unhurried, calm atmosphere and unobtrusive service, ideal for a catch-up with friends.

The menu of course changes with the seasons – have a look at their website -https://latabledessaisons.com/ – they have special dishes of the week,img_2667 alongside a variety of savoury tartes and salads.  Desserts are Lionel’s speciality and I had an unforgettable ‘Delice poire, pain d’épices’ (pictured).

Open:  Daily, except Wednesday, for lunch and as a salon de thé during the afternoon.

They also open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Address: 6 rue Lieutaud, Aix. 04 42 22 97 07.

Traiteur service: one can order savoury and sweet tarts, salads and a range of aperitifs to wow your guests at home, with 48 hours’ notice.

Prices: very reasonable.  During the week, various formules are available at lunchtime.  Here is the board……


tour la Provence 2017

This three-stage race begins tomorrow. The visual above has the stages but locals may like to watch the start in Aix where there is a ‘village’ with animations and the opportunity to meet the cyclists.  This is at the Avenue Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from where the teams will depart at 11:15.

The route takes them around the Sainte-Victoire and they are due to finish at Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille, 171.4 gruelling km later.

Here is their website: http://www.tourdelaprovence.fr/




Have  you made plans for Saint Valentine’s Day yet?

If not, the Aix tourist office have a long list of eateries in town offering a special menu.  Continue Reading »

New: Easyjet flights

easyjetEasyjet are adding London Luton to their destinations served from Marseille, making 10 in total: Continue Reading »

If you love Aix, you will love this.  It’s a delightful new short film made by theaix fountain detail Mairie as an introduction to the town.

Great for locals but especially nice for those of you who follow this blog but aren’t in Provence right now…

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