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.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Skateboarding and Skating in Marseille
As Easter hoves into view, I'm exploring some more of the family-friendly activities and venues in Southern Provence, and took a look recently at the Palais Omnisports in Marseille - which has two ice-rinks and the largest indoor skate park in Europe. Well worth bearing in mind if you're here with kids because, even at this time of year, you can't always count on the weather. Click here to read more.