Pointe Rouge Photo by Franck Pennant in La Provence
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Restaurants at Pointe-Rouge

By aixcentric Last summer, I posted about a trip taken down to Pointe-Rouge (Marseille), by navette from the Vieux Port, for lunch by the sea. You can read about “Marseille lunch pieds dans l’eau” here. It was a lovely excursion. Now I read that things are changing down there. The …

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Marseille to London by TGV

By aixcentric Book quickly if you want to climb the stairs to Marseille’s Gare St Charles and hop on a train to London. Tickets are now on sale for the service which begins in May. During May and June, it will run on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. During July and …

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Marseille batobus #Marseille via @Aixcentric
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Marseille’s Batobus – the Latest

By aixcentric Oh no Bateaux! …problems in port. Apparently the popular batobus, that runs from the Vieux Port down to Pointe-Rouge in one direction and up to L’Estaque in the other, is losing money big-time. It’s taken 1 million euros in ticket sales but has cost 3.6m euros to operate. …

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Understanding and Tasting The Real Bouillabaisse of Marseille

During a visit to a restaurant at the Vieux-Port in Marseille, we sampled “charter” Bouillabaisse. Bouillabaisse is a seafood soup with pieces of fish and crustaceans. The soup is so special that in 1980, eleven of the top chefs in Marseille created the “Bouillabaisse Charter”. Ginger and Nutmeg’s original blog post: The Real …

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The Return of the ‘Petit Trains’ of Provence

By aixcentric The local petit-trains which have mostly been laid-up over the winter are coming back to our streets – good news for visitors with little ones or for elderly people or for those who want a whistle-stop tour with commentary. They really are a great idea. Here’s a Explore …

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MUCEM Rush Hour Marseille #MUCEM @Aixcentric
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Money Worries about MUCEM

By aixcentric I took this picture back in the summer to show the crowds rushing into MUCEM when the gates opened at 11am. It has been such a success with people loving the daring adaptation of the old fort linked to the flamboyant modern museum…and of course those amazing views …

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Light-filled Paintings in Marseille

By aixcentric The ‘Marseille Eternelle’ exhibition at the Musee Regards de Provence ends on March 1st, and if you catch this, you will also see the new ‘Lumieres du Sud’ show on the floor above. Beautiful paintings in an elegant gallery, all for 6€! Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Dépardon Photography at MUCEM

By aixcentric There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of famous French photographers – it must be a result of living in such a beautifully photogenic country. MUCEM’s current expo show-cases the work of Raymond Dépardon and I found it to be a colourful and stimulating exhibition that made me …

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Marseille’s Villa Mediterranée – What is its Future?

By aixcentric It cost 73 million euros and its stated purpose was to provide a focal point for meetings, conferences, films and exhibitions on matters Mediterranean; but it’s now been revealed that the upkeep and running costs for the Villa Mediterranée were 4.4 million euros last year, paid by the …

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WW2 Heroism in Marseille

By aixcentric On the theme of helping people escape during the Occupation, here is a thrilling account of the experience of a Church of Scotland minister, Donald Caskie, who at great personal risk saved around 2000 Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen. He had been the minister at the Scots Kirk …

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