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 9, 2011
The Quarries that Paul Cézanne Mined for Inspiration
Hidden in a pine forest high on a sandstone plateau east of Aix en Provence, the brooding Bibémus Quarries are a majestic location in their own right - and doubly so when you realise how Paul Cézanne mined them for inspiration at the zenith of his career. Click here to read more.