In need of a gourmet break? Make a stopover in Marseille and discover many of the offers that Vallée de la Gastronomie has in store for you. From Navette cookies from the Accoules area to the Herboristerie du Père Blaize (herbalist), Marseille caters to all tastes.
Les Sablés Marseillais (shortbread biscuits)
Set off on a trek to discover a traditional biscuit maker in the heart of Marseille’s Panier district at Les Sablés Marseillais. Discover an array of sweet goodies that will make you want to take a bite. These Sablés are made from organically grown ingredients and come in shapes inspired by the sea. There are no preservatives or artificial colouring. Everything is locally sourced and eco-friendly, down to the biodegradable cases and recyclable packaging. Visit the workshop where they make the Sablés and become an expert on the subject!
Artisanal biscuit factory : Navette des Accoules
At the entry of the Panier district, the artisan baker makes Navettes, Canistrelli, Cucciole, Croquants and almond macaroons every single day. Discover a place that embodies Marseille’s culture during your stay in the Bouches-du-Rhône and taste biscuits made by a passionate artisan.
Wine tasting and culinary discovery tour
Go on a wine tasting and culinary discovery tour at the Chai de Mars. Visit an urban cellar where most of the wines from the Mars Wine Station are produced. You can also discover the culinary talents of Marseille’s artisans for an out of this world tasting in the Vieux-Port (old harbour).
La Poule Noire Restaurant
Come and meet Chef Damien Delgado, who finesses the codes of bistronomy: the great classics of French cuisine combined with inspiration from the chef’s many excursions around the world. Enjoy a refined food & wine pairing and embark on a trip around the world without leaving Marseille.
RESTAURANT SEPIA’S TRADITIONAL CUISINE
At the foot of the Bonne Mère, on top of the Puget hill, in the gardens of Colonnes, overlooking the Old Port, the Restaurant Sépia welcomes you to discover a classic brasserie-style cuisine, refined with seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also overlooks the garden where the vegetables and aromatic herbs are grown, creating a timeless moment.
Herboristerie du Père Blaize
Meet the Blaize family a true institution in the heart Marseille. Discover the herbalist’s large collection of medicinal plants, aromatic plants, exotic plants, spices, plant powders, herbal extracts, essential oils and much more! Travel back in time and experience a unique world of aromas.
From the farmer's market, to your plate
Embark on a unique culinary adventure to the local farmer’s market with the GERARH restaurant’s chef! There you will meet the best local and eco-friendly producers, accompanied by the chef that will give you culinary advice and fun facts throughout your trip. Then enjoy a meal prepared by the chef’s team, with the ingredients you picked that same morning.
Pain à l'ail
Pain à l’Ail’s chef, Linda, combines typical Marseille cuisine with a touch of a street food fusion. Inspired by her travels around the world, Linda offers you emblematic dishes from Marseille and its suburbs, served as sandwiches or dishes to go such as daube (roasted meat), bouillabaisse (fish soup), eggplant parmesan...We guarantee you authentic and delicious street food on the go!
Meet Chef Ippei Uemura who invites you to his restaurant Tabi. Tabi means “journey” in Japanese. It’s a reference to the chef’s journey from his native country (Japan) to his new Provencal home. Discover typical Mediterranean dishes with a Japanese twist and embark on a wonderful culinary journey to a new type of cuisine, leaving you with beautiful memories and the desire to return.
Aix & Terra
Bring the “sun to your plate” at the Aix&Terra restaurant. Enjoy a Provencal culinary experience. On the menu you will find: Tapas, Ravioles (stuffed pasta), and signature dishes created by the Michelin-starred Chef, Julien Alano. Aix&Terra pays tribute to Southern ingredients and flavours, combining them with unique and delicious recipes!
Discover the use of olive oil in the kitchen and in comestics
Visit the Savonnerie de la Licorne (soap shop) and discover how the internationally renowned Marseille soap is made. Continue your adventure in the city with lunch at the GERARH restaurant and meet Chef Gérard, who will have you dive in the history of Provence with his dishes made with organic, fresh and local ingredients.
Visit the Santenaire wine cellar and discover the renowned expertise of this historic family business. Learn how to make your own homemade walnut wine and taste of a wide range of the cellar's products. A unique adventure to discover an emblematic product: walnut wine.
MAISON FERRONI: LOCAL SPIRITS
The Maison Ferroni produces a range of historical spirits with a strong heritage. Their creations are clearly inspired by Marseille and its Provence. Come and explore the Château des Creissauds estate and learn about the secrets of our distillery. You will discover the techniques used to produce our range of spirits such as: rhum, pastis, whisky, liqueur, gin, vodka...
LA MAGDELEINE : DISCOVERING LOCAL PRODUCERS
The aim of this tourist activity in the Bouches-du-Rhône region is to introduce visitors to Mathias Dandine’s art of Provencal living and gastronomy in the Sainte Baume region and its Natural Regional Park, as well as to share the wine and olive-growing know-how of the Domaine de la Michèle and possibly meet other producers who are partners of La Magdeleine.
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Credits (in order of appearance) : Les sablés Marseillais, Cherrystone, Le Chai de Mars, La Poule Noire, Sepia - Julie Tinetti, Herboristerie Père Blaize, Marche à l'assiette - H.Morisset, Pain à l'Ail, Restaurant Tabi, Aix & Terra table et épicerie, Gerarh, Le Santenaire, Maison Ferroni - Cherrystone, Cherrystone.