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, February 4, 2013
Chocs Away in Marseille
I can't help puzzling over chocolate fashion shows such as the ones in Marseille later this month. Won't the exquisite confections melt under the catwalk spotlights? Will spectators break off tasty frills and hems to snack on as the models sweep past? Are models allow to touch the stuff, or would the resulting kilos and acne terminate their careers? And, above all, what on earth does a choc frock feel like to wear? Anyway, if you want to see one, click here to read more.