It is one of the most popular tourist areas in the country. The very name of Provence evokes cicadas and lavender, sun and happiness. Part of the PACA region - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur -, Provence covers the departments of Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Vaucluse and Alpes-Maritimes, all of which are destinations that sing of the South. If it is a strong and coherent tourist entity, Provence is nevertheless home to regions with very different reliefs and landscapes. There is a hilly Provence, in the centre, with nuggets such as the Sainte Victoire mountain, the coasts with their creeks, in the south, around Marseille, the arid plains with the bulls and horses of the Camargue and the sheep of la Crau, along the Rhône and its wild delta. And a whole string of natural jewels: the Vernon gorges, the Alpilles, the Maures, the Esterel, the Grande Beaume, the Luberon massif, etc. FromAvignon with its theatre festival to Marseille with its bouillabaisse and its Canebière, fromArles and its Rencontres to Grasse and its perfumes, from Nice to Cannes, from Toulon to Antibes, prestigious places invite you to feast, enjoy a café terrace and a gourmet table. This is the Provence of Cézanne and Giono, of Pagnol and Daudet. Your Petit Futé guide will help you make the most of the art of living in Provence.

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Corsica Med : CNTL Marseille et le Club Nautique de Macinaggio seront présents

Monday 28 June marks the date of the first edition of the Corsica Med. This great race starting from Marseille is organized in partnership with the Club Nautique de Macinaggio and the CNTL - Marseille. In order to participate, you must belong to one of the following categories: Mini 6.50, Class 40, IRC or Osiris. Sporting programs adapted to each of these classes will be proposed. "It's a brand new challenge for solos, doubles and crews. The ...

L'édition 2021 du Festival de Pâques est gratuite et 100% numérique

While the current health crisis has forced the cancellation of a large number of cultural events, some organizers have decided to keep their highlights alive thanks to digital technology. This is the case of the Easter Festival, a superb classical music festival taking place in Aix-en-Provence, whose organizers and founding partner CIC have chosen to maintain the festival and broadcast the concerts live every evening at 8:30 pm during the ...

Le Food Park ouvre ses portes à Marseille !

"Gourmet, offbeat, Marseillais" is the winning formula of the Food Park which opened its doors on March 22 at 15 avenue Alfred Blachère in Marseilles. Under the southern sun, these Marseillais are embarking on this new adventure where they offer customers several typical dishes from the region. For example, the famous Provencal dish: Panisse, accompanied by homemade aioli. There is something for everyone, between the tacos (the kebab, ...

Un domaine du Var remporte la Médaille d'Or du Concours Huile D'olive Dubaï 2021

The Vieux Moulin à Huile du Partegal estate won the Gold Medal at this year's Dubai olive oil competition! The estate won the title thanks to its Cuvée Signature lot number 5: this is an extra virgin olive oil crushed with French olives in a continuous chain. The artisans are proud of this product, which they describe as very balanced with good aromatic quality. "It is a fruity oil with a harmonious taste and aromas of raw artichoke, ...

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