Archive for the ‘Patrimoine’ Category

It’s the site of Aix’s daily fruit and vegetable market, launched around 660 years ago. 

Place Richelme is pure Provence with heaps of seasonal produce, garden flowers, honeys, bread and pots of preserves; and all surrounded by cafes whose terraces spill out into the square.  But not any more. (more…)

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A few years ago, the Pass My Provence programme was launched to encourage Bouches-du-Rhone residents to familiarise themselves with all the interesting local tourist attractions, and so become ambassadors for the département.  The free card allows entrance on a two-for-one basis.

The new 84-pp brochure lists all the attractions in the scheme. Invaluable for locals, but also useful reference for anyone outside the area who wants to visit.

Here it is: catalogue-PassMyprovence  

Pages of good  ideas for local outings!

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Go off the beaten track in Marseille

…..from the UK Daily Mail, for budget travellers


….and a downloadable guide to interesting outings


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What a treat…six restaurants at the beautiful village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence are offering special menus for Easter Sunday and Monday. (more…)

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…why not try Le Vieux Tonneau?  It’s an atmospheric wine-bar tucked away in the old town. (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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