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, November 13, 2011
Autumn Glory in Avignon
After the deluge, at last: a few days of glorious weather in Provence. The perfect moment, in fact, to pop back to Avignon for another quick trip. The autumn foliage in the surrounding countryside was in full blaze, and we went to to survey it from the best vantage-point in town: the Rocher des Doms. Click here to read more.