Marseille

Interview Mouna Gerchi aka Anoum

Interview Mouna Gerchi aka Anoum Mouna Gerchi, alias Anoum, expose pour la première fois à Marseille, dans la galerie Sebastopol le 15 Mars prochain. La photographe Franco-tunisienne, livre sa vision du corps féminin autour d’une thématique commune, partagée avec six autres artistes. Quelle est la genèse de votre collaboration? On ne se connaissait pas du tout, c’était plus un concours de circonstances…une amie m’avait parlé de cette galerie et du projet qu’ils avaient de mettre en avant des jeunes photographes,…

rosé wine in Marsille

Where to Eat in Marseille

Where to Eat in Marseille A guide in english of the best places to wine and dine in Marseille.   Welcome to Marseille! Want to know where to Eat in Marseille? Look no further, Mimi (me) has created the perfect list for you. France is a very multi-cultural country, and Marseille is no exception. The Mediterranean culture is an added plus, and don't forget the Mediterranean landscape. One of my favorite things to do here in Marseille, is to go…

The Joli Rouge

The name Joli Rouge which translates to Pretty Red is the french equivalent of the Jolly Roger. The Joli Rouge is a real treasure trove, where one can find 20th century objects, for home decoration; items which are carefully selected by the store owner Amèlie who runs this flea market shop with her cousin Joaquim. The Joli Rouge is the perfect place to come and find everyday objects, that will please any taste. This antique shop has a very special…

Interview: Fred Le Chevalier

Fred le Chevalier brings his wheatpaste poster art to Marseille. A well known street artist from Paris, who took to the streets in 2001, he has now come to Marseille for the first time and has brought his beautiful art with him to decorate in his way the already vibrant and chock full of graffiti walls in Marseille. Fred's "dessins' are being displayed and are for sale until the end of March at the Joli Rouge a real treasure trove…

Mademoiselle Cupcake

    Let's talk cupcakes! I really wasn't a big cupcake fan until I discovered this cupcake shop. I've always found store-bought cupcake frosting to be too sweet. That all changed the moment I discovered Mademoiselle Cupcake in the Cours Julien district of Marseille. The frosting is delectable smooth and creamy. From the moment I took my first bite, i was sold. I might even be in danger of becoming a cupcake fanatic! Mademoiselle Cupcake is cozy and quaint, and…

Marseille’s Best Cheese Shop

L'art de la Fromagerie In my opinion is Marseille's best cheese shop, or fromagerie. With over 200 different varieties, you won't know where to begin, luckily the shop keepers are very knowledgeable, and happy to offer suggestions and samples along the way! Each month the stores prepares a basket which offers a selection of cheeses from a specific region in france. In this way you can discover and enjoy the distinct particularities which each region prides themselves on. This November…

La Cantinetta

À Marseille comme dans toutes le grandes villes de France, quand on sort manger, on cherche les saveurs qui feront sauter de joie nos papilles. La Cantinetta du cours Julien est un endroit idéal, où l'on peut déguster les saveurs gouteuses de l'Italie avec des plats fait maison avec le plus grand soin et une originalité certaine. L'ambiance est chaleureuse et animée par des serveurs d'un grand savoir-faire. Dès qu'on arrive dans cette trattoria italienne on se sent tout de…

French Holiday

The 11th of November is a national French holiday which celebrates the end of WWI. So this means you get the day off, and specifically for me it means go to the seaside! This 11th of November was the hottest day ever recorded for this time of year. So I hopped in the car and went off about 40km from Marseille to La Madrague a very quaint little village with a tiny beach and a view of La Ciotat a…

L’Effet Clochette 

One thing you have to know when you come to France is that you cannot eat whenever you want! When I first arrived five years ago, I would sit down at a table around three and then hear kitchens closed! Sad, I'd then go by a ham and butter sandwich at a boulangerie. After a while you start to realize how French people maintain their slim silhouettes; strict eating schedules and no snacking! Even though I'm used to this now,…

Blue Marseille

What's a saturday afternoon like in Marseille in Autumn? Beautiful! There's no Louvre, no Champs Élysées, and no Grand Palais; but there are Calanques (beautiful limestone formations that lead to turquoise blue water), The Mediterranean Sea, Old Sea Ports, and So much history starting with the first Greek settlement in 600 BC. It's very surprising to wake up on a saturday morning at the end of october and see a piercing blue sky and feel warm sunlight wafting in through…