Guide: Market trader slang

Your guide to market trader slang Oursins dans les poches - An expression used to describe shoppers who look but don’t purchase. An oursin is a sea urchin - a prickly ball of anger that resembles a World War...

Hotels: St Trop and JLP

St Tropez: Okay, so you're not Portside, and you're not on Pamplonne plage, but if you stay at the somewhat anachronistically named Bastide Du Port, you will avoid the curse of the Tropezian traffic. A short...

Inside Marseille

Author Jeremy Mercer gives his unique take on living in Marseille: When arriving in Marseille after an extended stay in Paris, the immediate danger is that you will be blinded by its obvious virtues. Yes, th...
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Resto review – Le Madrigal

Restaurant Le Madrigal 4 Ave Docteur Gerard Montus Carry le Rouet 13620 Tel: 04 42 44 58 63 Menus from €35   Having a house in Provence seems to make one as irresistible as a glamour m...

Return of the Rhone

Wine Tour of Rhone Valley At Midnight on June 21st 2007 I vowed never ever to drink another bottle of Côtes du Rhone.  This alcoholic epiphany came to me just outside the village of Cucuron and the image...

Property: Hunting for hidden gems

  Shayne Menzies recalls her property purchasing experience   The idea of buying a house in Provence was not new.  On the contrary, I had been thinking – or dreaming - about it since the ...