France

Mercerie
France / Marseille

La Mercerie – Memorable Food we Crave

La Mercerie – Introduction We love Marseille! It is a gritty, rambunctious city with unpredictable traffic and unpredictable experiences, but if you stick close to the “edges” of the city near the port and the sea you will find plenty to enthrall you. We love the work that has been […]

Epicerie Paysanne
France

Epicerie Paysanne – Beautiful produce

Epicerie Paysanne – Introduction Probably we saw more changes in Beaune since our last visit to France than any other town. While there were still a few post-covid shuttered doors there was so much energy and so many exciting new shops, none more so than the charming @epiceriepaysanne. Great produce, all […]

Paradiso
France

Paradiso – Best Tielles in Sète

Sète and Tielles – An Introduction In order to understand Sète and the local specialty tielles, it is necessary to understand a little about how the town came into existence and some subsequent events which have shaped this seaside town that we often stop in on our journeys around France. […]

Jour de Fête
France

Jour de Fête – Organic goodness in Valennes

Jour de Fête, Valennes – Introduction This is a story about how a small town in country France (Valennes) has been transformed by a small group of passionate people who are committed to the ideal of producing clean food and drinks and sharing their produce and cooking with the general […]

Le Cercle Rouge
France / Angers

Le Cercle Rouge – Great natural wine bar

Le Cercle Rouge – Wonderful news We have recently had some great news about one of our favourite natural wine bars on this planet! Le Cercle Rouge in the heart of Angers in the Loire Valley has new owners – and one of the new owners is our good friend […]

Neron Glacier
Nice

Néron Glacier – Fine Sorbets and Pastries

Néron Glacier – Introduction Néron Glacier in the city of Nice is a great place to sample fine sorbets and excellent pastries made by Louis Dubois who displays his name proudly above the door to this delightful establishment. He originally honed his skills at the Ritz in Paris and also […]

Saint Romain Coffee
Coffee / France

Saint Romain Coffee – Perfect Offerings!

Saint Romain Coffee – Introduction Saint Romain Coffee is one of the world’s tiniest, most discrete coffee roasters and cafés. One table for two where you can drink a coffee (from @laylat.lay and Svante’s beautiful cups) or you can also drop by to buy some of Matt McClune’s organic Ethiopian […]

Cafe Leo
France

Café Léo – Perfect specialty coffee

Café Léo – Introduction Café Léo was a wonderful find in the seaside town of Perpignan in Roussillon – it is a town that is quite close to the Spanish border. We had driven here to meet up with Laurent Roger and Melissa Ingrand whose incredible wine is produced under […]

Oiseau Oiseau
France

Oiseau Oiseau – Delicious natural food and wine

Oiseau Oiseau – Introduction We often visit Normandy on our visits to France as we have a cider producer who makes delicious natural apple and pear ciders using the same techniques as his family has been using for hundreds of years. This now means that we get a chance to […]

Livingston
France / Marseille

Livingston – Sublime dishes

Livingston – Introduction We have become addicted to Marseille. We have visited many times and every time we go there we stumble upon new treasures. Certainly there can be problems getting in and out of the city if you are driving. We have sometimes been held up in traffic jams […]