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.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
An Edelweiss on the Mediterranean Coast
Expect the unexpected at Edelweiss, a pension named after a mountain flower in the heart of Marseille. Its shabby facade conceals a style freak's dream: four guest rooms, each individually decorated with hand-picked retro/vintage furniture from just about every decade of the 20th century. Click here to read more.