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 ProvenceLifestyle: 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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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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Fort Saint-Jean Marseille
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

MuCEM and Fort Saint-Jean for History Buffs in Marseille

By Aixcentric You may be interested in the new space opened in the Fort Saint-Jean in July. It’s called the Galerie des Officiers, the arcaded section you can see in the photo.  Each of 5 small rooms has a short film on an aspect of the history of the Fort Saint-Jean, and with …

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ExitGame Escapes Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

ExitGame Virtual Escapes in Marseille and Aix

Virtual Escapes Not far from Marseille’s Vieux Port is your chance to escape reality at ExitGame. The company opened its doors and “play” rooms in 2015. The concept originated in Asia, but these virtual escapes are now available in many cities around the world. The ExitGame escapes are suitable for …

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MuCEM Collections Avignon Musées
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

From the Archive Collections at MuCEM and Avignon Musées

By Aixcentric: Most museums have massive amounts of ‘stuff’ filed, heaped, mounded away in archives, basements and warehouses. The question is: what do they do with it all? It really is an issue. Marseille’s MuCEM inherited the contents of the Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris and now …

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MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Display
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Preserving Provencal History

Le Musée de Savon de Marseille MuSaMa opened in mid-March (2018) near the Vieux Port. This museum-boutique-workshop dedicated to safeguarding the reputation of Savon de Marseille. The vision of the museum’s founders is to educate visitors about the vrai (real) Savon de Marseille, its eco-friendly ingredients, and artisanal production. This …

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Cooking Classes Marseille Provence Gourmet
Barefoot BloggerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Cooking Classes in Marseille? Spend a Day with the Provence Gourmet

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: For someone who had never spent much time in Marseille, now I’m loving it! I jumped at the chance to join a cooking class in Marseille with Gilles Conchy of Provence Gourmet. Marseille is a city of wide, busy streets and tight alleys. High-end fashions …

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B’stila b’djej Recipe
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

B’stila b’djej Recipe a Traditional Dish from Morocco

You don’t need to spend much time at the Marseille airport or at the city’s Noailles market (le marché des Capucins) to sense a strong North African influence in the region. At the market, you can shop for all the ingredients that you need for this B’stila b’djej recipe

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