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Art Visit Provence: An Innovative Concept by Alexandra Blanc Véa

Art Visit Provence: An Innovative Concept by Alexandra Blanc Véa

Residents and visiting tourists take note! Launched in 2009 in Marseille by Alexandra White Véa, Art Visit Provence offers a range of tours of the city, each more quirky and unexpected than the next. The principle? To discover the city and its history with an artistic eye...
2/11/2014
A Winter Walk in the En-Vau Cove

A Winter Walk in the En-Vau Cove

The renowned En-Vau cove, or calanque, near Cassis, offers a unique and breathtaking view over the landscape of Marseille. Overlooking the sea and surrounded by cliffs, it enjoys an idyllic setting. Let’s take a look.
1/27/2014
“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until May 4, 2014, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille celebrates women in their everyday life. For the duration of the exhibition, "Women of Provence & the Mediterranean” offers a two-pronged journey, highlighting both visual arts and writing.
1/23/2014
Discovering the Bouches-du-Rhône Region

Discovering the Bouches-du-Rhône Region

Heritage, scenic beauty, cultural events… there are so many things to do in Marseille, Arles and Saint-Rémy de Provence. Here’s a small overview of just some of the region’s assets.
12/26/2013
Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until October 6, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille dedicates two exhibitions to a local boy, the internationally renowned artist Bernar Venet. The exhibition is part of the Marseille 2013, European Capital of Culture program, and is not to be missed!
9/22/2013
My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

For the 4th year in a row, the Bouches-du-Rhône Tourist Board has organized the My Provence Festival, a wide-reaching creative competition open to all. This event, a genuine springboard for emerging talent, puts Provence under the spotlight, and this year was included in the Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture celebrations.
8/24/2013
L’Occitube, The Little Yellow Well-Being Truck

L’Occitube, The Little Yellow Well-Being Truck

It’s a little yellow van filled with L’Occitane products that crisscrosses the roads of Provence. So no need to move: your favorite products – creams, perfumes or soaps – now come to you, with, as a bonus, a soothing hand massage.
8/1/2013
From Cassis to La Ciotat, The Route of the Ridges

From Cassis to La Ciotat, The Route of the Ridges

A genuine alternative itinerary for lovers of sweeping panoramas, of freedom and vertigo, the Route of the Ridges (La Route des Crêtes) is well known to the inhabitants of Cassis to La Ciotat. Starting from Cassis, by car, a few minutes suffice to take you to the summit of the limestone cliffs plunging steeply into the little harbor, 300 meters below… In the distance, the landscape stretches from Marseille to La Ciotat, providing the majestic sight of the mountains, the cliffs and the Mediterranean islands.
7/15/2013
Slowgarden, Garden and Terrace Design in Marseille

Slowgarden, Garden and Terrace Design in Marseille

For the last four years in Marseille, Slowgarden has been designing balconies, terraces and gardens in Marseille and its surrounds. Behind this little company that mixes landscape with space design is Claire Delahaye.
3/10/2013
Gérard Jourdan, beekeeper in Marseille

Gérard Jourdan, beekeeper in Marseille

Gérard Jourdan lives among his hives in Auriol and three times a week treats locals to his honey. You can find him on the markets of Marseille, selling his nougat, gingerbread and honey and sharing his passion and know-how with his customers. Let’s meet him !
1/21/2013
The Vallon des Auffes A Special Port in Marseille

The Vallon des Auffes A Special Port in Marseille

Come, we invite you to discover the Vallon des Auffes in Marseille, a charmingly old-fashioned little fishing port. You will fall in love with its picture postcard setting and its renowned restaurants.
12/27/2012
The Clos Sainte-Magdeleine Winery A Family Affair in Cassis

The Clos Sainte-Magdeleine Winery A Family Affair in Cassis

On the Cap Canaille, in Cassis, Jonathan Sack-Zafiropulo continues the family winemaking venture and plans to make the wine of the estate Clos Sainte-Magdeleine an exceptional product.
12/17/2012
Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille's Queen of Hearts

Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille's Queen of Hearts

Symbol of Marseille, the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica occupies an important place in the hearts of the inhabitants of the “Phoenician city”. Let’s visit this magic place.
8/8/2012
La Bonne Mère, The Rest is History

La Bonne Mère, The Rest is History

The Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, the mythical monument that watches over the city of Marseille, is a place of worship but also a symbol of protection throughout the ages. It’s also the inspiration for the line of soaps created by L’OCCITANE and called Bonne Mère. Let’s find out why.
8/7/2012
Sleep in Le Corbusier's

Sleep in Le Corbusier's "Cité Radieuse"

Did you know that it’s possible to rent for your vacation an unusual duplex, rich in history, perched on the 6th floor of Le Corbusier’s mythic building?
1/14/2012
Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

To get to Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse (The Radiant City) in Marseille, you must cross the 4-hectare park that separates it from the Boulevard Michelet. You will first be struck by the vertiginous alley of pilotis topped with stratum of colors and lines that owe everything to early 20th century avant-garde. The “vertical village” awaits you.
1/10/2012
Aubagne, Where the Land Sings of its Love for Provence

Aubagne, Where the Land Sings of its Love for Provence

Tucked between Marseille and Cassis, at the foot of the Massif du Garbalan so dear to Marcel Pagnol, Aubagne embodies the soul of a sincere and authentic Provence. And, it’s the capital of "santon" figurines.
12/20/2011
Authentic Soap from Marseille

Authentic Soap from Marseille

Everybody knows it - this multipurpose soap will just as easily clean domestic stains as disinfect daily scratches. But what’s so special about it ?
7/26/2011