Luxurious Le Petit Nice - Extérieur1RichardHaughton
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotelsStay

Luxurious Le Petit Nice Celebrates a Century of Gastronomy in Marseille

Distracted by Marseille’s traffic, we almost missed the sign indicating a sharp right turn towards Le Petit Nice. Once you make that turn, you are committed. Of course, you WANT to be at this 16-room boutique hotel and eat at the Michelin three-star restaurant, but the narrow entryway is not designed …

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Les Halles de la Major
AixcentricRestaurant ReviewsTaste

Marseille Dining at Les Halles de la Major

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Visitors to Marseille’s MuCEM or the Musée Regards de Provence can eat in either venue, or may like to wander along the main road a little to try Les Halles de la Major which is in the vaults tucked underneath the magnificent 19th century cathedral. …

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Joseph Inguimberty Le Débarquement du plâtre; huile sur toile; 1923
AixcentricBoutiqueProvencal Artists

Poetry in Painting: Joseph Inguimberty at Musée Regards de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: He is not an artist I had ever heard of, but I came away impressed by this discovery courtesy of the Musée Regards de Provence. Joseph Inguimberty was born in Marseille back in 1896. Here, one of his early works captured the scenes in the …

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Hip Hop Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art
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Museum of Contemporary Art Hip Hop Exhibition in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This week sees a new expo at MAC, Marseille’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Hip-Hop started in the South Bronx, where, surrounded by economic deprivation, the young generation developed creative ways to party, dance, paint the urban environment and challenge the establishment. It spread, district by district, …

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Plan-de-Cuques near Marseille
Dorothy GarabedianExplore

Marseille Stories: The last Paysanne of Plan-de-Cuques

Contributor blog post by Dorothy Garabedian: You’re wondering: Where or what is Plan-de-Cuques? Well, it’s a town, or rather a suburb – actually a commune north of Marseille – and it has a few secrets. Plan-de-Cuques is not very old in comparison to other French villages, although abundant archeological evidence indicates …

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Wine and Food Flavors Marseille
AperoJill BarthProvencal Wines

Discover a World of Wine and Food Flavors in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: The Southern French port city of Marseille has been the entry point for the world since the Greeks settled there around 600 BC. The second largest city in France is home to people of scoping nationalities and this diversity makes Marseille the world’s kitchen. …

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Best Fish Soup bouillabaisse Chez Fonfon
Barefoot BloggerSoupTaste

Sete or Marseille Find Out Which One Has the Best Fish Soup

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: While we’re on the subject of Sete from our recent train-from-Barcelona post, there’s a question that fish soup lovers who visit the South of France want to know. What’s the difference between Marseilles’ bouillabaisse and Sete’s fish soup? Which town has the best fish soup? …

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Historical Marseille Photos Vieux Port
AixcentricExploreProvencal History

Discover Historical Marseille – What Lies Beneath Ground?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The tourists sitting in the sun outside cafés in the Place aux Huiles and the Cours Estienne d’Orves probably don’t realise that they are perched above an ancient system of canals that dates back at least to Roman times. I am indebted to the website …

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Navette Services Vieux Port Marseille
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Navette Services from Vieux Port in Marseille this Summer

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The summer services for the navettes (ferries) which go from the Vieux Port down to Point Rouge or along to L’Estaque and back will start on Saturday 29th April until 1st October. Cost still 5€ each way. If you haven’t tried these short journeys, they …

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Marseille Vieux Port @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Gastronomic Weekend in Marseille (à la Marocaine)

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I have always heard great things about Moroccan hospitality. However, I was still surprised when Asma, French Moroccan blogger of Culture Cherifienne, invited me to her home in Marseille for a weekend. We had never met but soon become acquainted through a common excitement …

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