Archive for April, 2012

The outstanding event is held every two years at the colourful and lively fishing port of Sanary-sur-Mer, 12 km West of Toulon.

The “Bouillabaisse” is a fish and seafood delicacy – originally prepared by fishermen for their own Family – served in most reputable restaurants in the South of France. Prepared with strong flavour rockfish, other larger pieces and Provençal spices, the recipe requires lot of experience to master and season properly. It was only justice that present fishermen decided to refresh the old culinary tradition of their ancestors: so they are performing once again in Sanary-sur-Mer on Saturday 23rd June 2012 for more than a thousand guests to enjoy!

We have asked Jean-Michel CEI, Prime Prud’Homme and Board Director of Sanary Prud’homie Association, to explain where this ambitious project comes from: View full article »

French author Alexandre Dumas Senior completed the adventure novel and literary classic The Count of Monte Cristo in 1844, at the same time he was publishing the equally famous book The Three Musketeers. There have been an impressive numbers of motion pictures based on the story of main character Edmond Dantès.

Inspired by real life event gathered from French police archives and some existing locations, an important part of the story takes place at The Chateau d’If, a fortress converted into a prison and standing on the smallest island in the Frioul Archipelago, a mile offshore in the Bay of Marseille. It set the scenery where Dantès is wrongfully imprisoned for fourteen years before he escapes with the circumstantial help of Abbé Faria, the « Mad Priest ». View full article »

Feria in Arles

 Visiting Arles is a year round rewarding plan thanks to an outstanding architectural heritage, an amazing artistic History and a local Community dedicated to keep Camargue tradition alive.

Easter time is even more impressive during the Feria festival that takes place for five days all over the city centre. The “penas” (music brass bands) walk through the streets and around the Roman Amphitheatre, used for bullfighting at that time of year. Sangria drink and Spanish paella dish are served until late each night in all restaurants and temporary bodegas while concerts View full article »