Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Le Café des Epices, Marseille: Fine Dining Amid Giant Flowerpots
The concept behind Le Café des Epices couldn't be simpler: high-quality, imaginative food at affordable prices right in the centre of town. And the Marseillais, who don't much like pretension, certainly appreciate it. Since opening in 2003, this tiny restaurant has been in the vanguard of the city's bistronomic revolution. Click here to read more.