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Le Musee de la Faience

Really worth to visit this museum just to look at the building it occupies, the 19th-century chateau Pastre. It was built for a wealthy shipowner who filled it with carved plasterwork, frescoes and carrara marble staircases. Within its display areas, set out in 19 rooms over a total of 4 levels, are more than 1,500 amazing pieces of rare faience, a ceramic of molded clay covered with an enamel shell with engraved or painted designs and finally glazed to a light sheen. The tour of this chateau begins with ca.5000 bc vase fragment, found near Marseille. when you visit room by room you will see all the famous names are here. Blue and white Clerissy, some period Moustiers, 18th-century Fauchier and up to 20-century Art Nouveau. The Chateau has spectacular views of the sea. ( 157 Avenue de Montredon), about a 20 minutes drive from downtown;

Les Goudes

This little fishing village is only 15 minutes from Central Marseille. Many of the locals have not gone into the city of Marseille in years. A good place to have lunch is L’Escale and the fish on the menu depends on the fresh cash of the day, the owner is  a former fishmonger and the food is quite good. Besides, the spacious seaside terrace is the perfect accompaniment. ( 2, Boulevard Alexandre Delabre)

Anne Suire

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Faience at the Chateau Pastre

Faience at the Chateau Pastre

Chateau Pastre, a 19th-century...

Chateau Pastre, a 19th-century…

Fish Stew at l'Escale in Goudes...

Fish Stew at l’Escale in Goudes…

Restaurant, L'Escale in Goudes...

Restaurant, L’Escale in Goudes…

Small house in the village of Goudes.

Small house in the village of Goudes.

Fall Provence Tours/ thanksgiving 2015