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.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Marcel Pagnol: the Ultimate Promenade Performance.
If you are a keen hiker or a fan of Marcel Pagnol, here's a unique experience. An all-day walk/theatrical performance takes you high into the wild, craggy hills of Aubagne and into the dark, comic heart of the writer's world, which actors bring to thrilling life. Since 1998, nearly 25,000 people have gone on these hikes, inspired by Manon des Sources. Now through the spring of 2011 there's a brand-new show, based on Pagnol's La Femme du Boulanger (The Baker's Wife). Advance booking for it opens today. Click here to read more.