Din­ing in

Sam­ple the Mediter­ranean flavours of Mar­seille’s food and drink

France - - Bon Appétit -

CHEESE L’art de la Fro­magerie

20 Rue Saint-michel 13006 Mar­seille Tel: (Fr) 4 91 48 45 14 lart­de­lafro­magerie.com In op­er­a­tion since 1952, this ven­er­a­ble cheese spe­cial­ist sells more than 250 ar­ti­san va­ri­eties sourced di­rectly from pro­duc­ers. Re­cently re­fur­bished, the lit­tle shop also of­fers sea­sonal cheese­boards and hosts tast­ing evenings.

PAS­TRIES Four des Navettes

136 Rue Sainte 13007 Mar­seille Tel: (Fr) 4 91 33 32 12 four­desnavettes.com A stone’s throw from the Ab­baye Saint-vic­tor lies Mar­seille’s old­est bak­ery, which opened in 1781. Its an­cient oven is used to bake the city’s spe­cial­ity: the boat-shaped navette bis­cuit, per­fumed with orange blos­som.

PASTIS La Mai­son du Pastis

108 Quai du Port 13002 Mar­seille Tel: (Fr) 4 91 90 86 77 www.lamaisondu­pastis.com This port-side shop stocks both well-known and ar­ti­san brands of Provence’s aniseed aper­i­tif, as well as the deliri­ously al­co­holic ab­sinthe. Staff of­fer tast­ings and ex­pla­na­tions of the sub­tle dif­fer­ences be­tween each blend.

WINE Le Coq Gour­mand

39 Rue Fort Notre-dame 13001 Mar­seille Tel: (Fr) 4 91 33 39 64 cave-a-vin-et-whisky.fr This eclec­tic wine and whisky mer­chant stashes its vin­tages in an as­ton­ish­ing net­work of cel­lars dat­ing from Louis XIV’S time that were orig­i­nally used to store olive oil for Mar­seille’s soap pro­duc­tion. Shelves hold ev­ery­thing from small, or­ganic wine pro­duc­ers to celebrity la­bels.

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