We normally associate Marseille with sun, sea, and as a major gateway for immigration into France through the ages. But, it also a significant spot for Modernist architecture. Indeed, few realize that Marseille architecture counts among its portfolio works by…Read more
South of France Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about South of France travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of South of France, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your South of France travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on South of France travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
We sit down with Context docent and wine expert Frédéric Duverger to whet our appetites for wines of Provence and get some coveted tips on how to identify and choose the best of what the region has to offer.Read more
As the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches (July 29, 2015), we sat down with docent and art historian Lora Sariaslan, who leads our Van Gogh Museum Seminar, to dive deeper into the enigmatic artists’s personal history, creative spirit, and cultural legacy.Read more
Discover the best sites in Provence linked to painter Paul Cézanne.Read more
To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.Read more