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.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Allauch (pronounced "Allo") is just a stone's throw from Marseille and not much further from Aix en Provence but this pretty hilltop town with panoramic views and a wealth of folklore and tradition could be in a different world. Click here to read more.