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.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
A Stunning New Conservatoire in Aix en Provence
Aix en Provence gets a brand-new Conservatoire of music, dance
and theatre this month - and has an "open weekend" starting tomorrow, when you can explore it. Located in the "cultural corner" of the city,
near the Pavillon Noir, the Grand Théâtre de Provence and the Cité du
Livre, this stunning new building was created by the Japanese architect
Kengo Kuma, whose equally remarkable design for Marseille's FRAC PACA
opened earlier this year. Click here to read more.