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, February 13, 2011
La Caravelle: A Berth on Marseille's Old Port
True to its name, which means a 15th century sailing ship, La Caravelle has a nautical theme for its warm wooden interior, decorated with model ships and marine memorabilia. But the entrance to this very hip little first floor bar with fabulous views across Marseille's Old Port is easy to miss. Click here to read more.