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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. (more…)

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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’!


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Good news for cyclists – work has started on a dedicated cycle-way, a ‘piste cyclable’, along by the sea. (more…)

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Available Soon – Vegan Rosé!

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/

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Passédat goes to Paris

….promising traditional Marseille cuisine and southern sunshine for his new venture in the capital.


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If you are visiting Carrieres des Lumieres, lunch at nearby Fontvieille is a real pleasure.  La Cuisine au Planet is in a 16th century house in the centre of this beautiful village.  It really feels like the heart of Provence. (more…)

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