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, February 8, 2014
World's Largest Cruise Ship To Sail to Marseille
The American cruise company Royal Caribbean has just announced that its monster cruise ship, Allure
of the Seas - which claims to be the largest in the world with
accommodation for 5400 passengers, plus another couple of thousand more crew - will be sailing to Marseille in 2015 - and, for those ultra early birds among you, booking for this floating city is already open (and you can bet the sky will be a good deal bluer on the Mediterranean than in the above photo). Click here to read more