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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Cavaillon (84 Vaucluse, Provence) is one of the major centres of Melon production in France – and on the weekend of 11-12 July 2009 the town celebrates its gastronomic delights with the Fete du Melon.
With music, dancing, processions of donkeys, ponies and horsement, and plenty of opportunities to try Melon in its many guises
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Despite concerrns about the poor weather earlier in the summer, a survey by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (the trade body for Provence wines) has forecast a similar harvest potential for 2007 as for previous years, i.e. about 3.5 million hectolitres or 350 million litres!.
The harvest should take place between mid-August
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