L'Esplaï du grand Bar des Goudes Bouillabaisse in Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

In Search of Bouillabaisse in Marseille

Bouillabaisse is Marseille’s signature dish. However, a bit like the city that proclaims to be its birthplace, bouillabaisse is a riddle. Is it a stew or a soup? Is it a noble dish or peasant food? Was it created by the invading Greeks or by hungry fishermen? Is it even …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Welcome to Marseille so Many Reasons to Visit

France’s second-largest city – Marseille – had an image problem, not helped by its setting for gangster and crime movies. But ask any local this city is pure magic. Situated on the Mediterranean, Marseille residents can swim at their favourite beach before work and watch the sunset at another with …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireKeith Van Sickle

Discover the Underwater Museum of Marseille

Statues have graced the world for thousands of years, in cathedrals, museums, and sculpture gardens. But now visitors to Marseille will be able to enjoy them in a new location—underwater. The Underwater Museum of Marseille (Musée Subaquatique de Marseille) recently opened its doors, so to speak, with ten newly-created sculptures …

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Molinari sardine Two Famous Marseille Expressions
InspireKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

Two Famous Marseille Expressions

“C’est la sardine qui a bouché le port de Marseille!” (A sardine blocked Marseille’s port!) This local saying is famous throughout France. Another that is less well-known is “Chercher Molinari” (look for Molinari). Both expressions, curiously, come from the same famous disaster that took place in the 18th century. The …

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Four des Navettes de Marseille
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Navettes de Marseille the Sweet Cookie Tradition

Sweet Marseille Treats Navettes de Marseille are sweet biscuits from the region found at markets and some pastry shops. These dull, cream coloured cookies are almost hard enough to break your teeth.  The navettes are the culinary representation of the modest boat believed to have transported St Lazarus and the …

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Reasons Visit Marseille Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Endless Reasons to Visit Marseille in Provence

Alexis Steinman is an American, an explorer and a storyteller who has chosen to live in Marseille. Fully bilingual, Alexis settled in Marseille in September 2017. The city continues to feeds her curiosity and her stomach. For this talented writer, the port city offers endless opportunities to share the stories …

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Try this Tasty New Food Tour in Marseille

Though Marseille is technically the capital of Provence, it feels more Mediterranean than French.  The vibrant port city is also wonderfully cosmopolitan due to the many cultures that have washed up on its shores throughout its 2600 years. It boasts the biggest Armenian community in Europe, has the continent’s 3rd …

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Marseille Les Goudes Trip
AixcentricExploreLocals Travel Tips

Marseille to Les Goudes Day Trip

By Aixcentric Just imagine this being the view from your lunch table. That’s the pleasure of being in Les Goudes, an enjoyable boat-ride from Marseille’s Vieux Port. An 8-euro one-way ticket takes you out through the Vieux Port, past Fort Saint Jean and MuCEM, out to the open sea where …

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Marseille Food Lovers Video
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Enjoy this Marseille Food Lovers Video

Marseille Video Collaboration Jill Paider and Tasha Powell teamed up to do a video that showed their love for Marseille and Provence. They both are captivated with the culinary aspect of travelling and wanted to highlight a city that speaks to them and share that fascination with others. It was …

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City Break Speed Dating 24-hours in Marseille

A Quick Visit to Marseille Guest post and photos by Renata Haidle: Not sure the above is a thing, but every time I visit a place for a very short time I think of speed dating. The anticipation. The pressure. Showing your best assets in a very limited time. Not …

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