Diaries out, loosen your belts.  Here are some unmissable events……

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Marseille’s super Musée Regards de Provence has been inspired by the MPG2019 Year of Gastronomy programme and is serving up two foodie exhibitions, starting this week. Continue Reading »

Our département, the Bouches-du-Rhone, has designated 2019, March-Dec, as the year of gastronomy with 1000 events promised.

The entrée is this coming weekend (21-24 March) with ‘Tout le Monde a Table’ during which participating local restaurants offer a % discount, a free apéro, free child’s meal per adult, and so on.  All designed to get people out eating more.

Here’s a starting point: https://www.mpg2019.com/

You will find a map of participating restaurants, future events and social media links.  You can also sign up for their newsletter. 

Bon Ap’!


Some time ago,  I was intrigued by the recollections of an elderly Aix resident who told me about the fifties, when she would drive up the cours Mirabeau and simply park outside whichever café she was visiting. Aix was so different then with quiet streets, modest shops and politely dressed people. So I was looking forward to seeing the photos of American photographer Harry Callahan who had a grant to live and work here 1957-1958. I wanted an insight into what the town looked like, hoping to recognise locations, enjoy the clothes, the vintage cars, the 50s ads on the walls. Continue Reading »

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France, Lord Edward Llewellyn, will be visiting Marseille next week and, amongst other engagements, will be briefing local British nationals Continue Reading »

Good news for cyclists – work has started on a dedicated cycle-way, a ‘piste cyclable’, along by the sea. Continue Reading »

The team at Mirabeau en Provence in Cotignac has announced their new lower-alcohol, vegan rosé, Forever Summer.

They say, ‘Forever Summer is an aromatic wine, with a pleasant structure and a delicately spicy finish typical of the richer Syrah in the blend. This Rosé is a crowd pleaser that will be perfect as an aperitif or as an easy partner to plenty of cuisines’

Special features:

  • Vegan friendly
  • 11% ABV
  • Residual Sugar: 0.8/

Great news for Brits: Forever Summer will be available in Sainsburys from the end  of April!

Where else to buy? https://www.mirabeauwine.com/where-to-buy/