Coffee in Provence @Aixcentric
AixcentricTaste: Food & Drink

The Best Places for Coffee in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Want to know the best places for coffee in: Marseille Aix-en-Provence Bouches du Rhone – La Ciotat, Arles and Salon? The myprovence website has listed places that are noted for their excellence – they have done this to dovetail with the new ‘Café In’ expo at …

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Savon de Marseille Soap Provence
Ginger and NutmegInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Squeaky Clean Savon de Marseille

A mixture of seawater, alkaline solution and fat Documented use as far back as 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon A carved “recipe” found on a stone slab from 2200 BC The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used it Cooked for 8 days in a cauldron, dried for 2 days in …

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Notre Dame at sunset #Marseille #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostRoad Trips South of France

What to do on your trip to Provence France

France is a beautiful country, with so much to see and do. With plenty of delicacies and excellent cuisine to indulge in along with the fabulous wine that is produced in the country, as well as a huge selection of tourist destinations to explore, there is plenty to do on …

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Aix-en-Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

The South of France in Context Travel

Are you an intellectually curious traveler? Context Travel aims to be different, far removed from the average tourist tour, and certainly not with just any tour guides. Tour leaders at Context Travel are called docents, with good reason these are multi-degreed (MBA, Ph.D.) specialists in their fields of study who are keen …

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MuCEM views #Marseille #Provence #MUCEM @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Reasons to Visit Marseille Must See List

It is too bad that some visitors shy away from France’s second biggest port, scared off by Marseille’s somewhat edgy reputation. In the past, they might have been right, but now it would be a crying shame to miss the museums and the shopping in Marseille. When you go this …

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#Marseille @LePetitNice Traquandi2 RichardHaughton
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Updated Luxury at Marseille’s Le Petit Nice

It has been almost a century since this boutique hotel first opened its doors on the shores of the Mediterranean. Germain Passedat purchased the Villa Corinthe in 1917 and chose the name “le Petit Nice” as a tribute to the villa’s stunning location on the azure shoreline. Even today, 100-years …

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Marseille Vieux Port #Marseille @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Day Out in the Big City with a Marseille Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Walking Tour of Marseille Offered by a Local Greeter Robin and I have been living in Provence for 2 years and can you believe it- we’ve never visited Marseille except for getting lost in the city on our way to the Calanques which was slightly …

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Laurianne @toctocMarseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursLocals Travel Tips

Holiday Planning and Guided Tours in Marseille

As France’s second-largest city after Paris, Marseille appears overwhelming with well over 1 million people in the greater metropolitan area (1,831,500 January 2011 census). Marseille has been a port city since 600BC when the Greeks established a trading base in this location. Positioned on the Mediterranean Marseille has long been …

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Panoramas @MuCEM_Officiel
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

To See in Marseille at the Moment: Panoramas

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: MUCEM seems to specialise in quirky off-beat subjects for its exhibitions. ‘J’Aime Les Panoramas’ is a case in point. It starts with this remark made by Jean Dujardin in a film (see photo of scene) and then walks us through the history of panoramic painting …

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MuCEM Marseille
Explore: Travel in ProvenceSophia van Woensel-Mose

Choose Marseille or Aix-en-Provence? Give me both!

The Debate One of the favourite pastimes of the Aixois is fervently discussing the town’s many qualities. They cite the climate, culture and architecture; rave about the shopping and surrounding countryside; and compare notes on their favourite Luberon village, Mediterranean beach, local wine and restaurant. When we first moved here, …

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