Automn is there, with its classical combo: rain, wind, cold weather. So we decided to forget this depressing atmosphere and indulge ourselves with a little trip in Aix en Provence. Gentle weather, street markets flavours and southern art de vivre: that’s what our partner Aix&Terra has to offer.
Most probably the most beautiful place in Aix, with its fountains and historical heritage. The street market takes place daily there. One oout of 2 days, it’s a typicial Provence market, the other day, it’s a traditional French market. A joyful window for the colourful local gastronomy. Colours, aromas, local products, the market is a trip in itself.
ENJOY : L’Epicurien :13 Place Forum des Cardeurs
There are many places to eat in Aix en Provence, catering with typical Provence food, mainly mediterranean salads. L’Epicurien is different. The menu is simple, 3 starters, 3 main courses, 3 deserts. It’s the guarantee for a fresh cuisine, straight from the market. It’s an intimate place, with many regular customers and an irreproachable service. Seat at a table outside and enjoy the atmosphere.
TASTE: Olive Oil
Here, Olive oil has to be tasted as you would do with a good wine. Pure, on a country bread loaf. The region offers an unimitable variety of tastes. Different olives, different levels of refinement, maturation.
But beware of fake products sometimes sold in the street markets. Look for the AOP (Appellation d’origine protégée) & AOC (Appellation d’origine controlée) labels to make sure you discover genuine tastes. The labels protect you.
SHOP: Once you’re in Place Richelme, visit Aix&Terra boutique to learn how to match harmoniously southern flavors. Their range covers all the delights the region has to offer, including genuine Olive Oils and tapenades.
You can also discover the brand and prepare your trip from their website Aix&terra.
If you wish to discover more about French regions and French food, you may enjoy the service we provide at Bonjour French Food. Surprise parcels of French treats delivered all over the UK.