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.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Taste Great Local Wines In Aix For One €uro A Glass
I discovered this nifty little wine bar on a recent trip to Aix - it opened recently in October 2011 and already has a cult following among locals. Expect that to grow fast when the tourist season kicks in. Tucked in among the rows of restaurants on the Forum des Cardeurs, it's the perfect spot for a pre-prandial apéro, or to linger for an hour or two. Click here to read more.