Tuesday 29 January 2013

Of all the gin joints, in all.....

I've visited many bars; and have sacrificed myself at numerous altars to beer wine or pastis, but one temple stands out above all others.

'Les Deux Garçons' in Aix is very special; similar, in some ways, to Paris's 'Les Deux Magots' on the Place St Germain, it acts as the town's village hall, or meeting house.

Found on the Cours Mirabeau, in the beautiful town of Aix-en-Provence, 'Les Deux Garçons' is a haven for tired feet, parched throats, and over-opinionated painters. 

I've only visited Aix once, but managed to visit Les Deux Garçons on several occasions whilst there. The food is supposed to be excellent, but I have no first-hand knowledge.

If you're passing by, I recommend it; just say Cro sent you!    


  1. The sad thing is that I don't know France at all - I think I may have to put Aix on my bucket-list. I am sure I have seen a painting of this cafe, possibly by Jenny Wheatley.

  2. It must be 55 years since I was in Aix - don't think I went to any bars. Next time perhaps.

  3. From someone who lives in a rural area of Pennsylvania, just those lovely names of the bars conjures up a beautiful picture. The French language makes everything sound so romantic.

    The nearest bar to me is called Gallegher's. It is in a 150+ year old building, and looks every day of it. I love old buildings, but even if it changed its name to Les Gallegher's, it would still be just a gin joint, and not a very appealing one at that.

  4. I have been to 'Les deux magots'. If i make it back to France and southern France at that, i'll be sure to stop at Les Deux Garçons.

  5. This is what I love about France. Places like this just invite you to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. They put life back into perspective.


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