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.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Marseille: the Best Beach Guide
No-one goes to Marseille for a beach holiday. In fact, though, the city offers an enormous array of seaside spaces catering to every possible taste all along its south-eastern coastline. Some are perfect for families with children, others for surfing, a beachside drink or meal or, at the very eastern fringes of the city, a hike into the remote rocky calanques. Click here to read more.