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, August 19, 2013
Luminessences at the Palais des Papes
The theatre festival might be over but there's still plenty going on in Avignon this month. Right now the Palais des Papes continues by day with Papesses, its exhibition of female artists who challenged the orthodoxy - and by night there's a brand-new open-air 3-D sound and light spectacle in the Court of Honour. Entitled Luminessences, it promises to take the public on "a dreamlike journey through the centuries and through the elements, in a kaleidoscope of images and sound, full of surprise and wonder." Click here to read more