La Vie en Rose at Coustellet
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A perfectly Quirky Coffee Stop in Coustellet

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I make no bones about it – I love a good coffee stop and La Vie en Rose at Coustellet has to be one of my favourites. The tea shop isn’t exactly in a perfect location as it’s situated on the side of the road just …

Cat Cafe in Nice @Margo_Lestz
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La Ronronnerie A Cat Café in Nice and Why Cats Purr

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Have you heard of cat cafés? No, they are not where cats go to have their morning coffee and read the newspaper. They are for us humans, and they are pretty much like any other café… except there are cats roaming around. Normally, you …

Provencal Lavender by the Chateau in Lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
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Provence, where the pleasures of life abound

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: What is it that consistently draws people to Provence and to the Luberon in particular, that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ which make this region so utterly captivating? Aside from its natural beauty, perhaps its enduring appeal is, that it remains one of the …

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New – an Anticafé in Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Opening a café in Aix can’t be easy when there are so many already in the town; but this one has quite a USP. Instead of paying for what you drink or eat, you pay for the time you sit there. The first hour is …

Markets in Provence Tastes of Provence @PerfProvence
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5 Provence Dining Tips from Cafes to Markets

Provence is filled with dining possibilities from picnics to Michelin-starred tables. The good news is it is hard to get a bad meal if you follow your nose and a few ground rules. Cafés offer table service for coffee and other beverages (think rosé and pastis) throughout the day. Cafés are typically open …

Maison Cangina #AixenProvence #Restaurants
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Maison Cangina – Exciting Fooding in Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The traditional cafes in the Cours Mirabeau rarely serve patisseries with their morning drinks… and I never have the nerve to produce one out of a bag, which is what you can do in so many French villages. So I am often on the lookout for …

Best Wifi Cafe in #NIce06 @FibiTee
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8 of the best cafés with WiFi in Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s been an age since I shared a post but this one caught my eye and I thought it’d be of interest to anyone holidaying or living near Nice on the French Riviera.  I’ve often thought I wish I’d lived in central Nice for …

Mana Espresso #Coffee #Cafe #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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Mana Espresso – New Café in Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Mana Espresso was opened 9 weeks ago by two enterprising young britanniques, Alex and Ben. From Newcastle and Chichester respectively, they met studying French in Paris and have travelled south to launch their café. They are friendly and Mana Espresso is delightful. Situated in rue …

Nosh #AixenProvence restaurants @Aixcentric
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Snacking in Aix

By aixcentric When we first got our flat here, over 12 years ago, it wasn’t easy to find a lunch-time snack. It was still very much formal 3 course dining. But now there is a more casual approach to le dejeuner, especially among the young, and there are new cafés …

Cafe in #AixenProvence
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Top Cafe Choices in Aix en Provence by Aixcentric

We asked Lynne Alderson of Aixcentric if she would share her favourite cafés and salon de thés in Aix-en-Provence with Perfectly Provence readers. Lynne said no problem, other than narrowing her choices to three – now that was hard! Here, are Lynne’s top picks for a beverage and a light …