Love it or loathe it, pastis is the drink of Provence and here we'll tell you exactly why, and where to try it - and where to visit an unusual, family-owned pastis factory in Marseille. Click here to read about the delicious meals you can cook with pastis. logoClick here to book a hotel in Provence

cristal liminana pastisMarseille is the world capital of pastis - but it's also dominated by multinationals. Cristal Limiñana is the exception: a tiny family business whose recipes have come down through the generations.

Advertisement for Janot pastisEnjoyed on a sun-drenched café terrace by the sea, if possible while watching or playing a game of pétanque, pastis is the essential - indeed stereotypical - apéritif of Provence.

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