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.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Films Al Fresco
Among the greatest pleasures of summer evenings in Provence are the open-air screenings which pop up all over the region and at which warm, balmy weather is virtually guaranteed. Aix en Provence in particular organises Instants d'Eté, a two-month programme of film screenings all over town, and the even better news is that admission is free.If you don't speak French, you'll need to be a bit selective here, as the commercial films will almost certainly be dubbed rather than subtitled. However there are a number of screenings which can be enjoyed by one and all.Click here to read more