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, February 16, 2014
Who Chooses France's Most Beautiful Villages?
I've often wondered idly who chooses France's Most Beautiful Villages, on what basis and whether villages ever get booted off the list (they do). So I found out a bit more about this typically bureaucratic system - and about the Most Beautiful Village which left the list of its own accord. Click here to read more