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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.
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.
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.
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.