Marseille History Visit Provence
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Marseille a City that History Buffs Should Visit

By Barefoot Blogger: Admittedly, my (old) view of Marseille came from mob and war stories in books, on TV and movies. Now after visiting the city, I’m impressed. To me, Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity. Marseille’s Story: Prehistory and Ancient Massalia The earliest …

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L'Art Mange l'Art
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

For MPG2019 Musée Regards de Provence Delivers Food Art

By Lynne at Aixcentric: Marseille’s super Musée Regards de Provence has been inspired by the MPG2019 Year of Gastronomy programme and is serving up two foodie exhibitions. L’Art Mange l’Art (until October 31, 2019) has a wide range of contemporary works, all food-themed; there is some witty photography (eg behind the …

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Marseille Provence Gastronomy MPG2019 6105_HERBES-DE-PROVENCE
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & Drink

For Foodies Marseille Provence Gastronomy MPG2019

“A Year to Savour” is the tag line for a year of culinary highlights cooking under the banner of Marseille Provence Gastronomy 2019 (#MGP2019). The Bouches du Rhône tourism group (Provence Tourism) together with a team of devoted food ambassadors in the region have crafted a program of events to …

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Planning Guide Visit Marseille Fishermen
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Planning Guide for Your Next Visit to Marseille

By Aixcentric: Marseille has been working hard to get itself on the tourist ‘must-see’ list and the Tourist Office now offers many organised visits to different parts of this vibrant city. Apart from the obvious sites, visitors can opt for food-tasting tours, street art walks, lunch on a cruise ship, …

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Marseille Localanque Story Boat
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Seaside Views of Marseille with Localanque Story Boat

By Aixcentric: For new arrivals in town, what nicer than a one hour trip from Marseille’s Vieux Port to admire the key sites and hear about their history? This is the offer from Localanque with Story Boat. I have this information from ‘Pass My Provence’ who are offering 2-for-1 to …

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Photographer Camille Moirenc Exposition 438
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Exposition 438 Photographer Camille Moirenc and the Provencal Coastline

Provencal Coastline Images Even a photographer born in Provence, Camille Moirenc, a South of France native who has spent 30 years photographing the region and has published the same number of books, was surprised at the math. His most ambitious project to date might be “Exposition 438, Notre Littoral” a …

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Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Step Back to The Beginning of Time Back at Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Marseille is the oldest town in France, so when you walk along by the Vieux Port, you are following in the footsteps of Greek fishermen, shopkeepers, sailors and traders who established their colony in 600 BC.  They, and the Romans who arrived later have left traces that emerge so …

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Picasso Provence Exhibits
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

There are Plenty of Picasso in Provence Exhibits on Right Now

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Two exhibitions are now open in Marseille, both dedicated to Picasso, as part of the ‘Picasso-Méditerranée 2017-2019′ cultural programme. (These join the other Picasso-orientated shows which I list further down this post.) ‘Picasso et Les Ballets Russes, entre Italie et Espagne’ focuses on four productions …

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Exotic Spices Provence Marseille @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to Find Exotic Spices in Provence? Marseille

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Most French people like sauce and herb flavouring, but not much spice. Many expats move to lovely small towns in Provence and after a couple months being spoiled with ratatouille, slow cooked lamb, bouillabaisse and all other French Mediterranean delicacies, they start asking where is …

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Les Halles de la Major
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

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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