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.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Felix Ziem, Mediterranean Maestro
The painter Felix Ziem is relatively unknown today though Vincent Van Gogh was among his early admirers and thought his brilliant blue skies were the most beautiful in all of art. Now there's the chance to discover this Mediterranean maestro at the Palais des Arts in Marseille, where a show of nearly 100 of his works is on view from 4 February until 22 May. Click here to read more.