The land of olive oil and azure-blue skies, a region exuding the sweet smell of lavender, landscapes home to the singing of the cicadas… ...
This year, the entire city of Marseille is coming together for the launch of “Marseille-Provence 2013”, named European Capital of Culture. For ...
Originally a revolutionary war song and hymn to liberty, the Marseillaise progressively became the French national anthem. Today it is the soundtrack ... for most official events.
Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836)
Rouget de Lisle wrote La Marseillaise, declared France’s national anthem on 14th July 1795. Banned under the First French Empire and the Bourbon ... Restoration, La Marseillaise once again became France’s national anthem under the Third Republic in 1879.
Welcome to Provence, the South-East region well known for its easy living and aperitif tradition. Cicadas, olive trees… and pastis, the most popular ... of French aperitifs!