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A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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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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Dinner La Bartavelle Goult
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Goult Visit and La Bartavelle the Restaurant to Try

Contributor blog post by David: We enjoyed another fine meal at La Bartavelle in Goult. Their prix-fixe menu gives a choice of three starters including local seasonal asparagus, in the spring. Whilst main courses included a fish choice (wild Turbot), Beef or Rabbit which I had, and it was superb, (see …

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Mas des Romarins Gordes
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

At le Mas des Romarins Enjoy the View Over Lunch in Gordes

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Gordes—a stunning village indeed. Yet, there never seemed to be a memorable place to eat in the village—until now. Perched on a cliff, across from the village, lies a small boutique hotel called le Mas des Romarins. We just happened to discover it and …

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Aix-en-Provence Vegan Meals Anticafé
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Aix-en-Provence Vegan Meals and Language Lessons at Anticafé

Contributor blog post at Aixcentric: I wonder if you have visited Anticafé Aix yet? Founded two years ago, its principle is that customers pay per hour. Your 5 euros per hour gets you as much coffee or tea as you like, plus there are breakfast cereals, bread to toast with jam, or …

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Le Clos Saint Roch outdoors Maussane Restaurants
Keith Van SickleRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Le Clos Saint Roch a Great Restaurant Discovery in Maussane

“Every Day My Cooking Has to be Great”  Bon rapport qualité-prix. It means “good value for money” and it’s one of my favorite French expressions because…who doesn’t love a great value? So I was delighted to learn that Emmanuel Billaud, the chef at Le Clos Saint Roch in Maussane-les-Alpilles, was …

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American Favourites for Lunch at the House of Cookies in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Some days ago, I read this comment on Aixcentric: “In your very comprehensive survey of Aix restaurants, I couldn’t find any mention of House of Cookies, rue Boulegon (but maybe it’s just my mistake!) It’s a lovely place, American vintage-oriented, and the owner, Laetitia, makes the …

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Le Petit Bistrot Aix-en-Provence
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Le Petit Bistrot – Restaurant et Bar à Vin in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It was a surprise when ‘Happy Days’, the café in the corner of Place Richelme was demolished before Christmas; it always seemed busy. But now Le Petit Bistrot is in its place and it is a delightful place to have a petit dej’, coffee or …

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Discovering Marseille Foodies @bfblogger2015
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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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Chez Etienne Restaurant Marseille
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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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