Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store
AixcentricShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Shopping in Marseille in Maison Empereur France’s Oldest Hardware Store

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Did you know that Marseille has France’s oldest quincaillerie, or hardware shop? It really is a must-visit if you are interested in traditional Provencal life. Take the magnificent big hand-graters for instance – just the sort of gadget used in café kitchens many years ago for …

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Provence History Tale Sardine
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provencal History Tale of The Sardine that Blocked the Port of Marseille

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Do you know about the sardine that blocked the port of Marseille? As I was perusing local postcards at a local flea market in Provence, I came across a curious image. The postcard depicts an enormous sardine blocking the port of Marseille. The seller, taking …

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Marseille Téléphérique
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Marseille Gives the Green Light for Téléphérique Project

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Visitors to Marseille will soon be able to whisk from the Vieux Port up to Notre Dame de la Garde by cable car in just six minutes. The contract has been won by Systra, part of SNCF who will start work in October. It’s expected that …

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Weekend Marseille Vieux Port History
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Weekend in Marseilles Discovering its Stormy Past and Brilliant Future.

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: A recent weekend in Marseille turned my perception of the city inside out. Now I can’t wait to return. I’ll admit, a weekend in Marseille was not at the top of my travel list. Even though it’s less than two hours away from Uzés. It’s …

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Discovering Marseille Foodies @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discovering that Marseille is for Foodies

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Marseille wasn’t high on my list of places to visit. A weekend spent there to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend from Uzès totally changed my mind. On top of being an incredibly beautiful city with lovely, welcoming people, Marseille is for foodies like …

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Love as a Muse Musee Regard de Provence Sa Muse Affiche-Titre-Sa-Muse
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Sa Muse – Love as the Muse at Musee Regards de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just opened, and with perfect timing to catch the wave of ‘Quel Amour’, the new exhibition at Marseille’s Musée Regards de Provence illustrates the relationship between the artist and his or her muse. “The modern muse has this irresistible faculty to appeal to the artist and …

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Quel Amour MP2018
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Quel Amour Love is all around us…in Provence MP2018

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric The new ‘Quel Amour‘ programme launched on 14th February and runs until September 1, 2018. This is the 7-month cultural extravaganza planned by the MP2018 committee who were inspired by the European Year of Culture back in 2013 which did so much to galvanise the …

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Visit Marseille le Panier @Barefootblogger
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in Provence

Reason to Visit Marseille for the Doors and Windows

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: After my first true visit to Marseille, I can’t say enough good things about the city. While I’m composing my thoughts for a post on the long weekend, I want to share some highlights: the doors and windows of Marseille. Marseille, the second largest city …

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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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Chez Etienne Restaurant Marseille
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Why Pay a Visit to Chez Etienne Restaurant in Marseille’s Le Panier Quartier

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Peter Mayle once wrote that Chez Etienne was his favourite Marseille restaurant for lunch and it seems he is not alone. As the locals say, ‘Il faut absolument passer, un fois, dans sa vie, chez Etienne’. Even Gault & Millau call it a ‘veritable institution’. Mayle …

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