Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lunch in Aix-en-Provence ~ Brasserie Les Deux Garçons

Yesterday we went 'en famille' to Aix-en-Provence, mainly to get jeans for DS, as Aix is our nearest place that has a Gap kids store. No visit to Aix would be complete though without a lunch in our favorite brasserie, 'Les Deux Garçons'. It is a place rich in history, beautiful in decor and with delicious, yet simple food and has been an 'Aixoise institution' since the beginning of the 19th Century.

Les Deux Garçons, 53 Cours Mirabeau, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, + 33 (4) 42 52 58 74

Although the weather was sunny and the sky deep blue, there was an icy wind blowing at the same time, and it was definitely too cold to sit outside. The decor of the inviting interior dining is from the epoque consulaire (early 19th-century) and is listed as a 'monument historique'. The gilded and olive-painted salon with it's beautiful mirrors, neoclassical reliefs, and elegant ceilings is truly a feast for the eyes.

.. nevertheless we were drawn to lunch in the Orangerie, to benefit from the beautiful sunshine, streaming in through the big glass windows

featured scarf Les Clés Pointu and enamel bracelet Grand Apparat

On the way back home we could not resist stopping at Riederer,
which is also located on the Court Mirabeau, just a few meters from the Deux Garçons..

..how I love their beautiful mini pâtisseries!

Pâtissier Riederer, 67 Cours Mirabeau, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, +33 (4) 42 38 19 69Wishing everyone a good week ahead! :-)

17 comments:

  1. What a lovely day, and thank you for sharing this wonderful little place :) I have to try it out when I finally visit, cannot wait!! And you look fabulous as always :) Great week to you too xx

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  2. How lucky you are to live somewhere so beautiful!

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  3. Wish, I was there. You look so chic, so french! :-) Wishing you a lovely week as well! xox

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  4. Lunch in Aix with your family--what could be better? Looking lovely as always MaiTai. Have a great week.

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  5. Looks like you had a fab day in Aix MaiTai and the patisserie looks heavenly!! Hope you indulged;-)

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  6. Oh forgot to ask is that a Ms Caramel fur collar? Looks lovely!!

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  7. you surely had a great day! It look so lovely where you live, and you're always good looking

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  8. DD, FauxFuchsia, hair-mess, andiamo, Scarf Addict and Mary ~ thank you ladies, you are most kind!

    DD, it won't be that long now.. don't forget to make a reservation in time!!

    FauxFuchsia, you are so right, and I do feel blessed :-)

    hair-mess, you will be soon!!

    andiamo, so true, it's the ultimate fun!

    Scarf Addict, yes I did indulge! My favorite ones are the crème anglaise with the raspberries on top.. heaven! And yes, the collar is Ms Caramel :-)

    Mary, I very much enjoyed the family outing, it was so lovely indeed.

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  9. MT, thanks for sharing! You look beautiful too ;)

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  10. Thank you, myfashionfiles, happy you enjoyed the post :-)

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  11. An inspiration as always
    Your so chic and beautiful with a big caring heart
    I really get so much positive from this wonderful blog thankyou
    xx

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  12. Thank you, dear Betina. So glad you find this a happy place, and it is so nice to have you as a reader :-)

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  13. What a lovely day you had with your family! I enjoyed this post immensely! You live in such a beautiful region. I loved the picture of you with your fur collar and pointu - gorgeous!

    xoxo,
    P

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  14. thanks for sharing your little trip down aix en provence. Brings back very good memory for me

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  15. Come back soon, dear casiewbao and let's have lunch together again! :D

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  16. This is, indeed, my idea of a little piece of heaven - right down to the friendly dog!

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  17. Very much hoping to have lunch with you there one day, dear Jerrine. xx

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