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 26, 2011
A Time-Traveller at Large in Aix en Provence
You are on holiday en famille in Aix en Provence and trying desperately to persuade your kids to take an interest in the city's elegant museums and historic hôtels particuliers. Not an easy task, I think you'll find, for Aix's pleasures are mostly very grown-up ones. But help is at hand in the shape of this time-travel adventure set in Aix, aimed at children from 8 to 12 and written by a teacher who has lived in the city for fifteen years. Click here to read more.