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Do You Like Masterpieces? Check Out This Concept Hotel in Marseille

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.02.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Marseille (South of France - aka French Riviera - aka Cote d'Azur) is a city of surprises, an oceanside formerly fortified enclave where strong accent and slang-ish dialect rule the quays of the old port.

Des corps morts au cœur des villes

Victoria Luta | Posted 03.28.2014 | France
Victoria Luta

MANIFESTATION - Des militants immobiles, silencieux, debout, ont porté dans leurs bras des corps sans vie: des cadavres de lapins morts. Ils sont venus dénoncer ce qui se cache derrière ces "déchets" qualifiés comme "pertes de bénéfices".

Work Trends: Go On A Workation + Watch Your Business Explode

Alona Elkayam | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Alona Elkayam

What's a workation? Let me explain. We are living in chaotic times and we can never catch up. This is how people must have felt, too, at the beginning of the industrial revolution. Either you adapt and keep up, or die.

Crucified on a Sufi Nail

Frank Browning | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Sometimes a nail is just a nail. But what if a drill is really a pencil? And what is it that makes a pencil draw?

A Museum Makeover For Marseille

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts

MARSEILLE, France — A new flagship museum dedicated to Mediterranean civilization in Marseille is hoping to shake off the southern metropolis' r...

Beckham's Big Night

Posted 02.25.2013 | Sports

By Robin Bairner, Paris Saint-Germain had to withstand a barrage from rival Olympique de Marseille, but the club claimed a 2-0 victory ove...

Identical Twins' DNA Evidence: Who Committed Rapes?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

A series of rapes in Marseille, France, has generated a rare forensic puzzle: DNA evidence nabbed identical twins as suspects, LaProvence originally r...

WATCH: Birds Do 'Incredible Dance In The Sky'

Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts

In a short video titled "A Bird Ballet," Neels Castillon captures the dance-like arrangements of a flock of starlings, moving in unison across the sun...

Marseille 2013, II: Can Art Save Your City?

Frank Browning | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

This is a good time to visit no matter the likely gentrification that will almost surely wash away the ancient city's singular story.

LOOK: Stunning Photo Of Two Women Kissing In The Face Of Anti-Gay Protests Goes Viral

Posted 10.25.2012 | Gay Voices

This is the image from anti-gay marriage protests in France that many will remember above all others: two young woman kissing in the middle of angry d...

Tilt Gives Blank Room Jekyll & Hyde Makeover

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Recently, the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France asked the street artist Tilt to work his magic on one of their rooms. The self-proclaimed "gr...

One-Ton WWII-Era Bomb Discovered

Posted 05.18.2012 | World

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Officials in Marseille have evacuated an area around the French Mediterranean city's port so they can remove a 1-ton German...

The Pleasures of Rereading

Dave Astor | Posted 11.19.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Reading a beloved book twice, thrice, or more is a craving that can't be denied. It's pleasurable, comforting, and relaxing -- partly because you don't have to figure out what the author is doing from scratch.

"The French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Excusez-moi, s'il vous plait. I should say I'll always have Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, where I recently spent eight minutes (huit minutes) sprinting from one airplane (l'avion) to another.

Authentic Bouillabaisse on Bastille Day at South Coast Plaza

Jay Weston | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Bouillabaisse is the traditional Provençal fish soup originated in the port city of Marseille, a hearty and delicious dinner. Marché Moderne in South Coast Plaza will be serving an authentic bouillabaisse for five nights, from July 13th to 17th.

French Bandits Hold Up Train Near Marseilles

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.07.2011 | Travel


Frustration-Filled Vacations Can Be Fun (in Retrospect)

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dave Astor

It goes without saying that the most snafu-riddled trips can be the most memorable ones. Actually, I just said it, but it's true.

France Arrests 12 Suspect Islamic Militants

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Police in southern France arrested 12 people in sweeps against suspected Islamic militant networks on Tuesday, including three men being...

"Gold and Silk" Revive Past Splendors at Lebanon Museum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.

Sexy Clam Soup from The Hundred-Foot Journey

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Morais

My novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, is out today, and in my celebratory exuberance I've decided to share with the HuffPost's audience a culinary secre...

French Wildfire Started By 'Imbecilic' Military

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France's prime minister accused Foreign Legionnaires of "serious professional errors" Thursday for firing tracer bullets blamed for a fi...

French Stores To Open Shop On Sunday

New York Times | Matthew Saltmarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The French lower house narrowly approved draft legislation on Wednesday that would further loosen rules -- cherished by many traditionalists -- that r...