Marseille: The accidental bouliste

Dave Lewis gets lost on the way to Les Calanques and inadvertently discovers the world's largest boule tournament   Residents warned me about Marseille. Hold on to your wallet. Hold on to your wife. ...

Blog: Meet the Neighbours II

A touching family portrait from the snail colony As has already been noted in this blog, Chez Guru we have excellent relations with les voisins. We watch each other’s house for raiding parties of Marseillai...

Blog: Guru hits the big time

It’s early in May and the Cannes film festival has just started. Imagine the scene in some A-list Hollywood agency. A junior employee sits at her desk munching a lettuce leave. View of the citadel from C...

Lifestyle: A year in the markets

Provence markets Author Jamie Ivey spent a year working in the Provence markets, here he explains what goes on behind the scenes   Early one Sunday morning in July the first whisper of the day’s hea...

Antiques hunting

Provence antiques Jon Bryant investigates the enduring allure of hunting for Provence antiques Woof, woof, a little silver piece for dog lovers everywhere More rewarding than lavender fields, longer lasti...

Blog – Meet the neighbours

Illustrative purposes only - the neighbours are not gnomes! Chez Guru we have excellent relations with les voisins. We watch each other’s house for raiding parties of Marseillaise burglars, we cordially agr...