Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
A 17th Century B&B in the Heart of Aix en Provence
If you like the idea of a chambre d'hôte in a graceful 17th century hôtel particular in the very heart of the Mazarin Quarter, Le Jardin de Marie, an, as yet, little-publicised guesthouse that opened in summer 2009, is the Aixois' insider tip for a delightful and very affordable stay. Click here to read more.