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 25, 2011
Set Sail for the South from Marseille
Marseille's identity is deeply bound up with its ancient origins as a port and the vast network of routes that the sea opened up to the outside world. It's a cosmopolitan connection which still flourishes vigorously today, with regular scheduled ferry services to Corsica, Sardinia, Algeria and Tunisia. And now the city has initiated an exciting urban regeneration project that will completely transform the port and docks area. Click here to read more.