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.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Seeing the Wood For the Trees
If you are looking for an alternative to the usual characterless American-style theme parks, the Écomusée de la Forêt (Forest Ecomuseum), just outside Aix en Provence, could just fit the bill. An introduction to the unique ecology of the Mediterranean landscape, it's a fun, instructive and immaculately green family outing. Click here to read more.