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.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Where to Spend the Night in a Calanque
Most of the beautiful calanques, or mini-fjords, along the Mediterranean are confined to day-trippers. But the Auberge du Merou in Niolon is one of the few places where you can spend the night. This small, historic hotel-restaurant offers breathtaking views across the bay towards Marseille, is easily accessible, has its own excellent restaurant and remains open all year round. Click here to read more.