In Provence, food is above all the expression of an exceptional tradition, and the Mediterranean Sea is one of its finest jewels, providing quality fish, shellfish and seafood.
There is a Provence that smells of suntan oil. A few strokes out to sea and there is another Provence with the smell of salt and freshly caught fish. This is the Provence of fishermen on deep-sea trawlers and pointus, small traditional craft for coastal fishing. Every year, they bring back 4,500 tonnes of fish to the quaysides of Provence.
by Guylaine Idoux, picture by OTCM ADD