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 25, 2013
Juliette Binoche in Saint Rémy de Provence
Shot at Saint Paul de Mausole in Saint Rémy de Provence, where Vincent van Gogh spent the last year of his life, a new film starring Juliette Binoche spotlights
another troubled artist: Camille Claudel (1864-1943), a talented
sculptress who was also the mistress of Auguste Rodin. In 1913 Camille's
family, who did not approve either of her artistic ambitions or of her
relationship with Rodin, committed her to a mental institution,
apparently against her will. She spent the last 30 years of her life
there. Click here to read more.