Calisson d'Aix Recipe
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Recipe for Calisson d’Aix a Traditional Sweet

Culinary references to a version of calissons lead to medieval Italy but these sweets are commonly associated with Aix-en-Provence – Calisson d’Aix. This came after 16th-century farmers planted the first almond crops in the region. These delicious calissons have been consistently made in the same way for many generations. Traditional …

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Madeleines Sweet French Aix-en-Provence
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Craving Madeleines a Sweet French Fix in Aix-en-Provence

Susan Gish may not have a long history of reading works by Marcel Proust, but she shares his love for the classic French cookie-cake = madeleines. She wrote the following, “All I knew was that I am addicted to them. Not all madeleines, just those from Christophe Madeleines in Aix-en-Provence. …

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Spots in Provence Which Will Inspire You to Write a Novel

Provence’s diversified nature is what makes it the perfect source of inspiration for writers. For centuries, the South of France has been a getaway for writers and artists looking for creative inspiration. From rolling vineyards over pine forests to lavender fields, Provence can provide you with different experiences, whether you …

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Remember to Keep Looking Up in Aix-en-Provence

When at home in Aix-en-Provence, we never tire of strolling the cobbled lanes, looking up and around to see what new treasures we can spy – have we noticed that fountain before? And look at that interesting frieze just below a roofline!  Looking Up in Aix We have guided our …

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Food Markets in Aix-en-Provence Nutrition Tips to Know

Market Day in Aix Thursday is usually an exercise rest day for me. I often use this opportunity to go to the big food market in the old town of Aix-en-Provence to buy local, seasonal produce. Provence is famous for its markets. In Aix-en-Provence, residents and visitors enjoy daily markets …

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Favourite Places Eat Aix-en-Provence
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Our Favourite Places to Eat in Aix-en-Provence

According to Susan and Chef Sam Gish, who both love delicious food, there are many amazing places to eat in Aix-en-Provence. However, Susan selected five (5) of their favourites. Please note these are small restaurants and bistros, it is always best to reserve a table in advance. Eating in Aix-en-Provence …

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Eat Lunch Aix-en-Provence Entre Midi et Deux
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Where to Eat Lunch in Aix-en-Provence?

Entre Midi et Deux What better name for a restaurant that was only open for lunch than Entre Midi et Deux? Located on dynamic Rue d’Italie in Aix-en-Provence, this restaurant has no problem filling their tables. Reservations are a must. Sometimes it’s a treat to go to lunch where there’s a …

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Aix Walking Tours Fun Way to Discover Provencal History

The Seaward family settled in Provence after touring the world for 15 months. In July 2019, Richard Seaward launched – Aix Walking Tours – inspired by some of the city walks that they enjoyed during their global journey. After a fast-paced career, Richard chose to slow-it-down and focus on small-group …

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Miriam Hartmann an Artistic Journey to Provence

Born in Kiel, Germany, a meandering path led Miriam Hartmann to her artist’s atelier in the village of Ménerbes. Why Provence? Over 15 years ago, Miriam Hartmann stood on the terrace of a modest studio in the Provencal village of Maubec. Gazing at Mont Ventoux, she had an overwhelming feeling …

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It is Possible to Visit Provence on a Budget Holiday

When imagining Provence, perhaps you think of three-star Michelin restaurants serving snails with white truffles, paired with decades-old Bandol rosé. Sure thing, but regular French people also live in Provence and don’t have that much money to spare on a meal. Smart tourists will follow the local’s lead and can …

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