For 2013 the city of Marseille and the Provence region is the nominate European Capital of Culture.
All throughout the year 2013, hundreds of cultural and artistic events will be staged across the Provence region, from Arles to Toulon. Artistic and cultural disciplines of all kinds will be present for this major event, ranging from
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As a special summer promotion Rail Europe is offering up to 80% off First Class train travel in France this summer – includes TGVs which is often the fastest between Paris and destinations in southern France including Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Book by 24 August 2012!
Take the train from Paris to Nice,
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Following the longest main road in France, the route to the sun from Paris to Provence, cyclist Adam Ruck makes the most of the vineyards and foodie pit stops that have been refuelling travellers for centuries- see article in Guardian (8 July 2012)
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St Remy de Provence (13 Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence) hosts its Wine and Crafts Fair (Fête du Vin et de l’Artisanat d’art) 27-29 July 2012
For the 30th year this pretty provençal town welcome its annual wine fair featuring wines from all over France, with New Orleans Jazz and plenty of opportunities to sample wines, local
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Marseille (13 Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence) becomes the European Capital of Culture for 2013 – an accolade which it is hoped (and planned) to redevelop the city as a more cosmopolitan destination. The Vieux Port is being pedestrianised, a new stadium is being built and hundreds of cultural and artistic events will take place throughout the Provence
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In addition to being the oldest city in France, Marseille can also lay claim to being the largest commercial port in the country. Its ferry terminal is gateway to the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, together with North Africa, a region which has greatly influenced the culture and feel of the city.
Like any bustling
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Arles (13 Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence) starts its bullfighting season with the Feria de Pâques (Easter Festival) from 29 March – 1 April 2013
Many visitors may feel squeamish or even disapproving about the spectacle of bull-fighting, but it is a long-maintained tradition in Provence and southern France, especially in the Camargue. You can however still enjoy
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Aix-en-Provence (13 Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence) is staging an exhibition of 20th Century masters this summer with the Picasso – Cézanne Exhibition which is open from 25 May – 27 September 2009.
This exhibition demonstrates the Musée Granet’s commitment to highlighting the work of Cézanne in its temporary exhibitions, with particular emphasis given to the artist’s role
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Featured at the France Show was a fascinating display of images sponsored by the London College of Communication – University of the Arts London and Maison de la France representing the 22 French cities – which encouraged young photographers from the UK to take photos of French cities from a different perspective.
In April 2008,
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As you head down towards the Mediterranean, Aix is the perfect place to stop off. Visitors will be delighted by the colourful and vibrant street markets and the typical Provencale cuisine. Amongst the many must-see attractions is the Cours Mirabeau, a wide thoroughfare planted with double rows of plane-trees, bordered by fine houses and decorated
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