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A Year in Provence

Author : Peter Mayle
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National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

Cooking in Provence

Author : Alex Mackay
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Alex Mackay is the chef who runs Delia Smith's renowned cookery school in Norwich; a man she has described as having a 'rare and special gift' for cookery. After working with Raymond Blanc, first as a sous-chef at Le Manoir au Quat' Saisions then as Director of Blanc's cookery school, in 2000, Alex and photographer Peter Knab opened Le Baou d'Infer, a cookery school in the heart of the Provencal countryside. Cooking in Provence is a collection of recipes born out of this experience - dishes cooked by Alex and his students and inspired by their love not just of the intoxicating flavours and food of the region, but its way of life. The recipes reflect the changing seasons, from refreshing summer dishes such as Salade Niçoise and Pissaladiere to the warming comfort of Daube en Boeuf and Bouillabaisse, authentically evoking the region's unique identity. Peter Knab's stunning photographs sit alongside Alex's vivid descriptions of the scenery, markets and people. Together they conjure a vision of Provence and the food integral to the region - from the fish caught along its beautiful coastline, to the aromatic herbs and vegetables harvested from its fields and the fruit grown in its orchards. This book provides not just a wonderful collection of mouthwatering dishes, but a slice of the warmth and beauty of Provence itself.

Moon Provence

Author : Jamie Ivey
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From sweet-smelling lavender fields and beachside restaurants to rosé vineyards and truffle markets, Moon Provence reveals a feast for the senses. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries for exploring Provence at your own pace, including the best of the region in 7 days, a day in Aix-en-Provence, and more Strategic advice for art lovers, oenophiles, outdoor enthusiasts, and families The top sights and unique experiences: Marvel at the lavender fields in full bloom, stroll through a market of fresh produce and artisan-made goods, or explore Avignon's Palais des Papes, the largest Gothic palace in the world. Step into the world of Van Gogh's art in Arles, village-hop through the charming Petit and Grand Luberon, or have a gladiator moment in a Roman arena. Hike in Les Alpilles Regional Park, bike the ascent of Mont Ventoux, one of the most punishing climbs on the Tour de France, or just play a game of pétanque by the beach The best local flavors: Sip rosé where the wine was first created, try cured wild boar saucisson or a hearty bowl of daube de boeuf, and sample truffle cheeses Honest insight from Provence local Jamie Ivey on where to eat, sleep, and discover the true spirit of the South of France Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Focused coverage of Aix-en-Provence, The Luberon, Arles, Les Alpilles and the Camargue, Avignon and the Vaucluse, Marseille, and more Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, government, and culture Handy tools including a French phrasebook, customs and conduct, and information for LGBTQ, solo, and senior travelers, as well as families and travelers with disabilities With Moon's practical advice and insider tips, you can experience the best of Provence. Spending more time in France? Check out Moon French Riviera or Moon Normandy & Brittany.

Provence A Z

Author : Peter Mayle
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An entertaining and informative resource on Provence includes more than two hundred alphabetically organized entries on such wide ranging subject matter as architecture, expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, Provençal linguistic oddities, local legends and lore, and the origins of "La Marseillaise," along with local ephemera, ads, photos, and tourist brochures. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Provence Glory

Author : François Simon
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From cities to quaint towns and everything in between, Provence has something for everyone. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Calanque de Sormiou in Marseille. Drive with the top down through fields of lavender in Valensole. Experience a bite of just-out-of-the-oven fougasse, a Provençal classic. Stand in awe of the beautiful, white Camargue horses native to the area. Located in the South of France, Provence is uniquely positioned to be a cultural blend of the Mediterranean. Roman landmarks still prevail from the 1st century AD alongside châteaus from medieval times--a varied legacy brightened by the indigenous mimosas and cypresses. Perhaps since the region is well-known for its ability to inspire, it's home to a plethora of festivals such as Rencontre d'Arles, Festival d'Avignon, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and more, all celebrating the arts. Artists who have praised the unique Provençal light include Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. Alexandre Dumas and Jean Giono are among the writers who were drawn to write in the shade of the plane trees.

Walking in Provence East

Author : Janette Norton
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Guidebook to a range of 30 varied, graded day walks in the Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute-Provence and Mercantour regions of Provence. Provence's sunshine and relaxed Mediterranean charm offers the walker a diversity of landscapes - from Mont Mounier in the remote mountains of the north west Mercantour to the spectacular Verdon Gorge, one of many in the region. Lower-level walks in the Alpes Maritimes are also described, nestling inland from the craggy Estérel. None of the routes require special equipment although some of the more challenging routes may be exposed and precipitous. All should be suitable for walkers of average fitness. Routes are described step by step, with clear maps and profiles to help you assess them, along with the standard route summary table at the back of the guide.

Toujours Provence

Author : Peter Mayle
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M F K Fisher s Provence

Author : M. F. K. Fisher
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The book highlights her strong sense of place – Fisher's Celtic eye for detail – with a comparison of Aix–en–Provence, a university town, the site of an international music festival and the former capital of Provence, and Marseille, the port town. Fisher's description of the sights and smells belonging to an Aix bakery shop window is her Platonic ideal of a bakery shop to be found anywhere in France, for example, with its "delicately layered" scents of "fresh eggs, fresh sweet butter, grated butter, vanilla beans, old kirsch and newly ground almonds." Then, there is her portrayal of the sounds of Aix's fountains mixed with the music of Mozart during the town's festival, leaving her bedazzled. She would return again and again to stroll the narrow streets of Aix with two young daughters who "seemed to grow like water–flowers under the greening buds of the plane trees." It is the quality of Fisher's writing that inspired photographer Aileen Ah–Tye to look for her Provence. In a letter to Fisher, Aileen would report back from Marseille: "The eels and the prickly rascasse were exotique to my San Francisco eyes, the smells as pungent as you can get, and . . . miracle of all miracles . . . the men and women on the docks were exactly as you described them." Thus, began a collaboration that illustrates Fisher's passion for life and all its sensual pleasures that nourish the soul.

Cacarinette in Provence

Author : Régine Franceschi
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Hi, I’m Cacarinette! I’m twelve and half years old and I live in Provence. I’m a little bit mischievous, sometimes a bit wild, often rebellious and always ditsy! My parents are in despair, but my friends love it, especially Damien, my Parisian friend, who has a bit of a vicious tongue and makes fun of me constantly... So, if you want to laugh at my silliness, meet Espigaou and follow me in my craziness, then make your way quickly into my universe... I’m waiting for you.

Provence

Author : Peter Mayle
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Vibrant paintings evoking the rich rural landscapes, people, and urban life-styles of southern France are accompanied by a charming account of life in Provence by the author of A Year in Provence. 15,000 first printing.

Invitation to Provence

Author : Elizabeth Adler
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Take a journey with internationally acclaimed bestselling author Elizabeth Adler to one of the most sensuous places on earth--a place where lavender-filled fields meet an azure sky, where rosemary scents the air, and where love and intrigue are just around the corner. Franny Marten's life is unraveling--after arranging to meet her boyfriend, Marcus Marks, for dinner, she finds his wife waiting for her instead. After the initial shock wears off, Franny finds she has more in common with Clare Marks than she could ever have imagined. And, amazingly, the women become fast friends. But even more surprises are in store for Franny Marten: She is unexpectedly offered an all-expenses-paid invitation to a reunion of her estranged family in Provence. And Clare decides to charge the trip to Marcus (for his sins) and come along. Franny knows very little about the French side of her family, but how stressful can meeting long-lost aunts and cousins be after what she and Clare have just gone through? Provence is everything Franny pictured, but nothing at all what she expected. There are dangerous family secrets buried deep in the lovely, lush landscape of Provence, and there's also a person who will go to any lengths to keep Franny from uncovering them. Jake Bronson is an American with ties to the Marten family, and he seems to know more than he's saying. He's the most intriguing and compelling man Franny's ever encountered, but there are treacherous currents surrounding him. And at the center of it all is the matriarch, Rafaella Marten, a woman with secrets going back decades. Her two sons have caused her both heartache and joy, but Franny may ultimately be the key to truly reuniting the Marten family---and putting to rest the shadows, scandals, and the rivalry of a dynasty. Evoking the lush descriptions of everything that is Provence, Elizabeth Adler casts an unforgettable spell as Invitation to Provence transports you to a truly magical place.

Eugene de Mazenod Missions of Provence restoration of the Diocese of Marseilles 1814 1837

Author : Jean Leflon
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The Magic of Provence

Author : Yvone Lenard
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When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual adventures–including chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance–opened up before her. This is her account of the spell cast on her by Provence, from her first morning’s visit by a charming prince bearing a jug of the village’s vin rose to the growth of her friendship with a duchess in the local chateau. Lenard shares tales of travels to St. Tropez and visits from American friends who find unexpected romance and magic in Provence. Told with verve, wit, and Lenard’s deep understanding of the French language and culture, this memoir includes tales of others who have been drawn to the region, including Vincent van Gogh, Brigitte Bardot, and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Ways to re-create the magic of the region’s sensuous way of life include recipes for food and drinks, as well as tips for entertaining in the Provençal style.

Impressions of Provence

Author : Percy Allen
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Lunch in Provence

Author : Rachael McKenna
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This is a richly evocative blend of photographs and recipes inspired by the beauty and unparalleled culinary tradition of Provence. Best-selling author Rachael McKenna has turned her lens on the landscape, people, and food of one of the world's most beloved travel destinations.

Markets of Provence

Author : Marjorie R. Williams
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Provence, France, is justly famous for its dazzling light, vibrant colors, rich history, and flavorful foods and wines. And its markets have been the beating heart of Provençal life since the Middle Ages. In Markets of Provence, Marjorie Williams whisks you away to 30 of the best. This pocketable guide, complete with detailed maps and organized by days of the week, gives you all the information you need for your visit. Included are: indispensable advice on timing, navigation, negotiation and payment; tips on etiquette while surveying vendors' produce; and even some language lessons to help you brush up on your essential français. Complete with restaurant recommendations and other useful tips, this book will help you get the most out of the experience. Supplemented with beautiful full-color photographs and color-coded maps, Markets of Provence is a must-have for every traveler.

Provence

Author : Martin Garrett
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Celebrated by writers from Petrach to Peter Mayle, Provence's rugged mountains, wild maquis, and lavender-filled meadows are world-famous. Martin Garrett explores a region littered with ancient monuments and medieval castles. Looking at the vibrant dockside atmosphere of Lub�ron, he considers how writers like Mistral and Daudet have captured the character of a place and its people. He traces the development of Provence as a Roman outpost, medieval kingdom, and modern region of France, revealing through its landmarks the people and events that have shaped its often tumultuous history. Through its architecture, literature, and popular culture, this book analyzes and celebrates the identity of a region famous for its pastis and p�tanque. Linking the past to the present, it also evokes the intense light and sun-baked stones that have attracted generations of painters and writers.

Provence and the Riviera

Author : Nancy Van Itallie
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Includes top hotels, inns, and pensions for all budgets; restaurants, cafes, and brasseries; Roman amphitheaters, baths, and aqueducts; perched medieval villages, castles, and churches; the glamorous towns of the Cote d'Azur, including St. Tropez, Nice, Cannes, and Monte Carlo; the liveliest nightlife along the coast, and more.

Discovering Provence

Author : Patrick Turnbull
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C zanne in Provence

Author : Evmarie Schmitt
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Paul Cezanne was for the most part self-taught. Denied official recognition in Paris, he returned again and again to Provence to create his own style, largely independent of other artists' influence. The author outlines the development of that style against the background of Cezanne's personal life - the close friendship with Emile Zola during the artist's happy childhood in Aix; his fight to pursue an artistic career despite an antagonistic father; his extended sojourns in Paris and his acquaintance there with the impressionists; his relationship with, and eventual marriage to, the artist's model Hortense Fiquet; and the lonely final years, devoted with obsessive single-mindedness to the realization of an artistic vision that laid the foundations of modern art. While including discussion of Cezanne's still lifes and "Bathers" series, the book focuses on his images of Provence - the coast near Marseille, the villages around Aix, and Mont Sainte-Victoire. Reproductions of some 50 oil paintings, and of several watercolors and drawings, testify to the enduring fascination that this countryside held for Cezanne and to its formative influence on his art.