Best places to go in Aix-en-Provence

  • Coffees

Le Grillon

It looks like a typical Parisian brasserie and it is often really sunny and on the famous ‘Champs Elysées’ of Aix called the Cours Mirabeau.

For breakfast, for lunch, for a coffee or even for dinner this place is really pleasant and relatively cheap for what you expect.

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Les Deux Garçons

Typical old french brasserie at the top of the Cours Mirabeau, the inside is really beautiful and reflects old times as if you still were in the 19th century.

  • Afternoon tea and snack

Weibel

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Near Aix city hall and the traditional vegetables market, this ‘Patisserie’ is one of the best in Aix. Their creations are original and subtle.

From their ice creams to their crepes or pain au chocolat everything is delicious..

 
Béchard

Béchard is the traditional and older patisserie in Aix. You can find the most remarkable ‘pain au chocolat’ that I ever tried. Everything is pretty, authentic and delicious.

  • Restaurants

La Cantine

Their food is inspired by Corsican cuisine (a french island in the Mediterranean sea near Sardinia) and it is delicious. You can eat salads with a kind of goat cheese, honey, and nuts, salmon risotto or tasty Corsican meats accompanied with really good wine.

Booking needed

Le Môme

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Another restaurant inspired by Corsican cuisine, all their products are really fresh and the food is amazing! One of the best restaurant in Aix!

Booking needed

Chez Nino – via Veneto

Amazing Italian restaurant with real Italians that don’t even speak really good french!

Their pasta ‘Alla Puttanesca’ are exquisite!

Booking needed

  • Bars

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Place des Cardeurs

The ‘Place des Cardeurs’ is a huge place where you have many many bars and restaurants. All the young people in Aixare hanging out for a drink there. If you would like to meet students, that is the place you should go!

  • Museums

Atelier Cézanne

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Aix is a city of arts and the painter Paul Cézanne is the most famous painter that come from Aix.

It is possible to visit his artist workshop that is a really charming house that plunges you into Cézanne atmosphere and lifestyle.

Musée Granet

This is the most famous museum in Aix where you can find masterpieces of many french artists as Cézanne, Ingres, Picasso, Planque.. It’s definitely worth a visit!This is a museum located in front of a beautiful church, St Jean de Malte Church.

Hôtel de Caumont

A very nice private mansion that has been completely renovated and it is splendid. You will discover the life in her house of a Countess in the 18th Century in Aix. The garden and the tea house are lovely.

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Where would you like to go most?

 

NB: Photos are not mine but found mostly found on Instagram.

An original photo booth

 

In Germany, an association that defends women rights asked a PR agency to create a clever campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence as one in four women in Germany are battered.

For this reason, the campaign targeted an iconic object of the city of Berlin: the photo booth in black and white with four prints!

However, on one of this four pictures, the women’s face only on the print got her face modified, that means she has fake bruises on it. Afterward, when you get the print the message for the campaign is explained.

In short, people that thought they were taking a picture for on a simple photo booth are discovering the result when they are taking the print as this photo booth was only there for this shocking campaign.

I think this campaign is interesting, as it really creates a surprise as you don’t expect this astonish and frightening result and it achieves its goal by raising awareness on domestic violence.

What do you think? Would you be shock?

 

South of France

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Hi everyone!

I came back home to celebrate Easter in my hometown in the South of France, east part, called Aix-en-Provence. This is a small city next to the second biggest city in France, Marseille.

In the heart of the famous and beautiful Provence area, Aix-en-Provence is the city of a number of great artists as for instance, the writer Émile Zola, the painter Paul Cézanne.

Indeed, this is city was an inspiration for many artists as nature, is as beautiful as if it was constantly a painting, with its many fountains, with these big cypresses, umbrella pines, olive trees and moreover this bright blue sky and the sun that always shines and creates a completely unique lightening.

This gives an atmosphere magical where you easily forget all your troubles.

I’ll soon post an article with the best places to go in Aix en Provence and around!

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Mother London’s campaign

A few weeks ago I was scrolling down across Shoreditch when my eyes fall into this giant inflatable breast on the top of a building in.

I really was wondering what was it and I remembered that I’ve read an article in Timeout.
This giant inflatable breath installed during Mother’s day weekend indeed is a PR campaign to raise awareness around the social stigmas of breastfeeding under the #freethefeed.

Moreover, the campaign was explained by flyers posted on the wall of the same building.

This campaign created by a London-based creative agency was meant to spread a social message and at the same time to induce a shock about breath feeding!

Mother London explained their campaign in a blog post by saying that ‘it’s hard to believe that in 2017, UK mothers still feel watched and judged when feeding in public, by bottle or breast. This was our mother’s day project. a celebration of every woman’s right to decide how and where they feed their children without feeling guilty or embarrassed about their parenting choices.’

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What would you think if you saw this giant breath on the top of a building?

Would you understand by yourself what is it for ?

sketch

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to go to Sketch restaurant in Mayfair for a while as I knew it was pretty original and an unforgettable place!

Sketch is indeed a place made for food, arts and music created by a French master chief and its team of chefs and designers.

Last week I booked for two (you need to book to go, I did it online) and I wasn’t disappointed at all, even surprised because it was SO NICE!

You have the possibility to book in different rooms: the Gallery, the Lecture room, the Parlour, the Glade or the East Bar.

All these rooms are clearly impressive and beautiful, each detail is surprising and the staff is extremely kind.

I had dinner in the Gallery as it’s the room where I wanted to be in for the simple reason that it’s PINK everywhere, extremely girly and I like this kind of atmosphere!

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I ordered the ‘Vialone Risotto with green curry, gorgonzola and prune marmalade’ accompanied with a glass of red wine (as a typical French girl) and everything was delicious!

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The staff is extremely nice and acting as if we were in a very ‘chic’ restaurant!

Let’s be honest, I also went to Sketch because the design of the toilet is really surprising, as the loos are in the shape of eggs – for Easter, they added birds nest on the top!

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Sketch is open for afternoon tea, lunch, dinner, and cocktails!

Even if it’s a bit expensive, it truly worth it, this place is extraordinary!

Sketch

9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG

TOP 5: Best nightclubs in London

Hi everyone!

It’s Friday night and it’s the best day to go out!

As I like hanging out with my friends, especially in London, as the nightlife is amazing here, better than anywhere else I think, writing a post about the best nightclubs in London was an evidence!

  1. Cirque le Soir

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If you fancy a real show where you have no idea of what is going to happen or what you are going to see this club is for you. Indeed, you might see a baby with a really a huge face dancing as a fire-breathing!

Moreover, you will find many surprises in this club as for instance, pop corn and other funny games and the music is nice if you like commercial music!

2. Toy-room

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If you like dancing on Rap-US music and you would love to hug a teddy bear at the same time you will love this place!

3. Charlie

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If would you would like to dance with Charlie Chaplin on Justin Bieber, you should go to this club!

4. Maddox

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If you are looking for a big club and fancy with nice music and nice people! This is as well a good restaurant and the club opens after!

5. Raffles

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That is the place to go out in Chelsea, nice atmosphere, nice people, nice music with sometimes a DJ and a live performance!

Which club would you like to try?