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), this museum-boutique-workshop dedicated to safeguarding the reputation of Savon de Marseille is centrally located near the Vieux Port. The vision of the museum’s founders is to educate visitors about the vrai (real) Savon de Marseille, its eco-friendly ingredients, and …

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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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Burrell Collection Musée Cantini Marseille
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Visit Glasgow’s Burrell Collection on Display the Musée Cantini, Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Cantini has recently re-opened and is hosting an exhibition of paintings from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, itself now closed for renovation. Sir William Burrell, a member of a wealthy Scottish ship-building family, was an avid collector of art, and amassed 9000 items which he donated …

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Photographer Camille Moirenc Exposition 438
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Exposition 438 Photographer Camille Moirenc and the Provencal Coastline

Provencal Coastline Images Even a photographer born in Provence, Camille Moirenc, a South of France native who has spent 30 years photographing the region and has published the same number of books, was surprised at the math. His most ambitious project to date might be “Exposition 438, Notre Littoral” a …

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Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei Show at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Ai Weiwei and Marseille This is a highly political show – highly personal too. Much is about the artist’s relationship with his father (Ai Qing) whose ship from Shanghai back in 1929 docked right next to where MuCEM is today. Indeed it was France that inspired …

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Pointe Rouge Beach
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Marseille Things to Do: Visit the Pointe Rouge Beach and the Frioul Islands

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Now the summer has arrived it’s the perfect time for a trip down to one of Marseille’s southerly beaches, Pointe Rouge. It’s sandy and sheltered and the lifeguards are already in place. It was developed in the 60s, and the marina now hosts 1,800 boats. …Continue reading …

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Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Step Back to The Beginning of Time Back at Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Marseille is the oldest town in France, so when you walk along by the Vieux Port, you are following in the footsteps of Greek fishermen, shopkeepers, sailors and traders who established their colony in 600 BC.  They, and the Romans who arrived later have left traces that emerge so …

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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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