Posts Tagged ‘La Crepe Sautiere. crepes’

IMG_5991Looking for a cool place for lunch?  If so, here’s a suggestion: you can step out of a humid street in centre ville, through an 18th century facade, into a 16th century olive press, stone-built, dark and extremely (literally) cool.

La Crepe Sautiere is an Aix creperie which offers Breton cuisine.  Popular locally, it’s been in business for 30 years. Today I really enjoyed a sarrasin (dark flour) crepe with roquefort, creme fraiche and walnuts – delicious – and my dining companion tucked into a Mexcian crepe with ground meat, peppers, creme fraiche and tabisco.  We decided to have pear cider to accompany our lunch and then shared a dessert of crepe sucré – there is a wide choice of flavours but we did like our crepe Abeille which of course featured honey, lemon and lots of almonds.  Good for vegetarians and not expensive (crepes less than 10€ each).  The resto is at 18 rue Bedarrides and is open 12-14, 19:30-23:00.  Tues-Sat.

Not far away, in the Hotel de Ville, is a quiet little photo exhibition which runs through next week.  ‘Puyricard 2013 L’Amepuyricard d’Un Village’ is the work of a local collective ‘Photocontact’ who set themselves the challenge of capturing the spirit of the place in (mainly) black and white.  So they zoomed in on locals planting beetroots, fixing cars, working in carpentry or ironwork, or donning Provencal dress for historical fetes.  We see the chocolatiers at work at the famous Puyricard chocolate factory, nurses at the maternité welcoming new arrivals and even visiting tango-dancers showing their moves to the Puyricard dance club.  It’s a small exhibition but really charming.  And I was struck by the sense of community continuity there.  Give or take the odd camion de pizza, it looks like life hasn’t changed that much over the decades. Recommended!

The exhibition is on until Sunday 15th September at the Hotel de Ville, upstairs in the Salle Pavillon.

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