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 22, 2013
A Futuristic New Museum in Marseille
The exciting new buildings transforming the cityscape of Marseille just keep on coming: the latest one is the FRAC PACA, a space celebrating contemporary art, which opens to the public this evening. Designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this luminous and futuristic structure shines like a beacon in the rather drab part of town around the commercial port area. Click here to read more