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, May 31, 2013
A Skyborne Opera in Aix en Provence
Aix en Provence has been a little quiet on the Capital of Culture front lately, but that all changes this weekend. On the evening of 1 June, trapeze artists, giant singers (is there any other kind?),
drummers and rock groups and an aerial chariot procession will perform a "celestial opera" in the central area around the Cours Mirabeau and La Rotonde. Click here to read more