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.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Avant-Garde Art for Kids
As I'm on a bit of an art kick at the moment, I thought I'd flag up this show, opening today at Marseille's great little Préau des Accoules Children's Museum. Ten contemporary sculptures are here for kids to explore, including Nana by Niki de Saint Phalle, a gloriously langorous reclining figure from 1972. Click here to read more.