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.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Let Two Thousand Flowers Bloom...
... at Alterarosa, in the cloisters and Court of Honour of the Palais des Papes, Avignon, a festival dedicated to the queen - or perhaps that should be the papesse - of flowers. It's inaugurated tonight with a dance performance and son et lumière show on the façade of the Palais. Click here to read more