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.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
By Vélorail through Provence
Is it a bike? Is it a train? The Vélorail is both - sort of. A giant bicycle that runs along a railway track, it's an unusual, fun and healthy way to tour Provence. It might not quite live up to your childhood fantasy of being a train driver, but it's a lovely means of taking in some superb scenery from a novel perspective and clocking up some healthy exercise in the process. Click here to read more.