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Published August 21st 2017
Enjoy a Glass of Provençal rosé at Le Barav
Sausset-Les-Pins is a delightful seaside town in the southern French region of Provence, just under 40kms from Marseille. This beautiful stretch of coastline to the west of Marseille is known as La Côte Bleue and is less frequented by international tourists than it's more well known counterpart, Côte d'Azur.

The town itself has a small harbour and stretch of stunning beaches with lots to see.

Sausset sights
Sausset sights


As well as a selection of restaurants and cafés along the seafront, there's a little tapas bar, both quirky and unpretentious, tucked into a side street. It's called Le Barav and it's run by an unpretentious local called Christophe.

Photo from Le Barav Facebook Page
Photo from Le Barav Facebook Page


You could easily miss Le Barav if you passed by during the day when nothing much is happening there. That's because everyone in the south of France is at the beach during the day.

Signpost at Le Barav
Signpost at Le Barav


From around 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday, however, Le Barav shimmies into its evening persona and it's not all about the beach anymore.

tapas bar in a small space
tapas bar in a small space


Evenings in Provence are all about a refreshing Pastis, the anise-flavoured local spirit, or glass of rosé. Provence is considered the best wine producing region for rosé with the best examples showing just the right amount of acidity, a generous bouquet of red berries and a light, but not absent, body. Not to mention a gorgeous pink hue enjoyed best with the sun in the background.

French Rosé at Le Barav
French Rosé at Le Barav


Le Barav offers a comprehensive drinks menu which includes a selection of Provençal rosé wines as well as other options to accompany some tasty tapas snacks.

Tapas at Le Barav. Sausset-Les-Pins
Tapas at Le Barav. Sausset-Les-Pins


The tapas menu offers small chicken or fish bites, octopus, onion rings and samosas to choose from, as well as the regional treat known as Panisse, a type of fritter made from chick pea flour. Each tapas dish is priced around €5.

Tapas Menu at Le Barav
Tapas Menu at Le Barav


Alternatively, a selection of sublime French cheeses and sliced meat can be enjoyed with the ubiquitous baguette for €15.90.

More Tapas at Le Barav
More Tapas at Le Barav


In keeping with wine-bar decor, the tables are barrels with tall stools for those who don't wish to stand. The barrels and stools appear to multiply after dark and migrate out onto the street.

On the Street at Le Barav
On the Street at Le Barav


And Le Barav is very popular so it's best to book your barrel.

Le Barav Tapas Bar. Sausset-Les-Pins.
Le Barav Tapas Bar. Sausset-Les-Pins.
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Why? A glass of wine and a tapas snack. Why not?
When: 6pm-11.45pm Tuesday - Sunday
Phone: 04 42 45 74 41
Where: boulevard Armand Audibert 13960 Sausset-les-Pins France
Cost: €5 for a tapas dish
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