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.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Marseille's Only Five-Star Hotel
Where to stay if you're after traditional pampering in Marseille? There's plenty of mid-range accommodation, a few very good four stars and many unusual, affordable quality guest houses. But the city is poorly served for high-end hotels. In fact, it has only one: the Sofitel Vieux Port, with correspondingly lavish room rates. Is it worth it? Click here to read more.