Prime Provence

In a region associated with expat memoirs, Les Alpilles offers landscapes and scenes that Van Gogh would still recognise

When valued employees face problems

From Mr Rob Cave. Sir, I look forward to the time when saying to your employer ‘I am off to see the psychiatrist’ is as if you had said ‘I am off to the gym’

Good vibrations

Jackie Wullschlager visits a private collection so fine that it makes Aix-en-Provence a place of cultural pilgrimage

Something out of nothing

London dominates the British art landscape – so how might new regional museums such as Margate’s Turner Contemporary stand the best chance of becoming world players? The FT’s art critic asks