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.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
A Giant Banquet on Marseille's Canebière
For the next couple of weeks, starting today, a event called Metamorphoses will transform Marseille into a giant playground, with over 100 wacky events and installations by several dozen
European artists. Example: tomorrow a huge, long table for thousands of guests will be set up on the Canebière, Marseille's main downtown thoroughfare, for a giant banquet, at which guests will be regaled by artists as they eat. And there's much more besides... Click here to read more