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, April 1, 2011
A Neighbourhood Bar in the Heart of Marseille's Tourist Territory
Do you like the sound of a bar that offers hearty portions of home cooking at knockdown prices and a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere? Yet is also close to big tourist sights and has - from the terrace - great views of the Old Port? If any or all of the above appeal (and what's not to like?) then the Café de l'Abbaye hits the spot. Click here to read more.