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, January 11, 2013
Marseille-Provence's Big Year Starts Tomorrow
The big day is almost here! The year of Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture starts tomorrow, 12 January, when Marseille and Aix en Provence explode in a frenzy of celebrations - and we've listed the best of them, with links to interactive maps and details of the late-night transport that will get revellers home in the small hours of the morning. Click here to read more.