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.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Five Best Calanques to Visit from Marseille
To complement our introduction to the calanques of Provence, this is a more detailled guide to the five best calanques along the coast south and east of Marseille, based on beauty, accessibility and the range of facilities on offer. You can either tour them on a general boat trip, taking in a number from the sea, or visit them individually. These ones can all be reached by car and/or public transport. Click here to read more.