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Provence - Culturious

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The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

by Michael Jacobs

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 299 PAGES

With an excellent introduction on the history, culture, landscapes and the pleasures of Southern France, this illustrated guide features 34 towns and villages across Provence from the Vacluse to Bonnieux and Gordes, tranquil Alpine villages and southern vineyards. (FRN28, $26.95)

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

by Ina Caro

  • HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 339 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history. (FRN03, $17.00)

Eyewitness Guide Provence & the Cote D'Azur

Eyewitness Guide Provence & the Cote D'Azur

by Roger Williams

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This is an illustrated, colorful guide to the art and architecture, literature, history and attractions of Provence. With photographs and site plans, maps and sections on the Riviera, the Var, Bouches-du-Rhone, Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. (FRN18, $23.00)

Provence Alps French Riviera Map 527

Provence Alps French Riviera Map 527

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2008
  • MAP

A colorful and detailed map of the region from Lyon to Marseille along the Rhone River, at a scale of 1:200,000. (FRN22, $12.95)

 
Cadogan Guide Cote D'Azur

Cadogan Guide Cote D'Azur


by Dana Facaros

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 264 PAGES

A guide in the respected series with insightful cultural and historical background, and up-to-date practical information, illustrations and maps. (FRN808, $19.95)

Insight Guide Provence

Insight Guide Provence


by Cathy Muscat

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A handy guide in the popular series, this Insight regional guide, noteworthy for its color photographs and maps, includes a section of practical information and a pull-out color map. (FRN781, $19.99)

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook


by Marie-Helene Girard | Anny Monet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (FRN120, $8.99)

Made in France, A Shopper's Guide

Made in France, A Shopper's Guide


by Laura Morelli

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Both a fascinating history of France's artisanal legacy and an insider's shopping guide, the book includes illustrations, maps, a primer on French shopping culture and craft festivals. (FRN706, $24.95)

Marco Polo French Riviera, Nice, Cannes & Monaco

Marco Polo French Riviera, Nice, Cannes & Monaco


by Peter Bausch

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 140 PAGES

This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map. (FRA144, $9.99)

Pardon My French, Unleash Your Inner Gaul

Pardon My French, Unleash Your Inner Gaul


by Charles Timoney

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A transplanted Englishman, Tomney reveals how to get by in French (and in France) through this wickedly funny A-to-Z of words and phrases. (FRN865, $15.00)

The Roman Provence Guide

The Roman Provence Guide


by Edwin Mullins

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Mullin's succinct history and guide to the many monuments, arches and other antiquities of Provincia Nostra, the first Roman territory outside Italy, covers the must-see archaeological sites of Provence and neighboring Languedoc in detail. (FRA05, $20.00)

Lunch in Provence

Lunch in Provence


by Rachael Mckenna

  • FOOD
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 242 PAGES

A richly evocative blend of photographs, recipes, and literary and historical citations, this lovely book features 35 Mediterranean lunchtime recipes from Michelin three-star chef Jean-Andre Charial. (FRA28, $39.95)

Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, Recipes Inspired by Her Farmhouse in France

Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, Recipes Inspired by Her Farmhouse in France


by Patricia Wells

  • FOOD
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 355 PAGES

Award-winning cookbook writer and critic Patricia Wells takes her knowledge of French cuisine to the home kitchen in this collection, larded with tales of friends, feasts and food. (FRN114, $24.00)

Four Queens, The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

Four Queens, The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe


by Nancy Goldstone

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 347 PAGES

Transporting you back to the apogee of independent Provencal power in the Middle Ages, Goldstone captures the drama of 13th-century Europe in this history of the four daughters of the count of Provence -- future queens of France, England, Germany and Sicily. (FRN945, $16.00)

Old Provence

Old Provence


by Theodore Andrea Cook | James Ferguson

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A reprint of the classic 1905 account of travels through Provence, focusing on the history of the region from Greek and Roman temples to Medieval market towns and castles. (FRN257, $16.00)

Provence A-Z

Provence A-Z


by Peter Mayle

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A companion to all things Provencal, from bouillabaisse to lavender and vinaigre, by the British expatriate and Francophile Peter Mayle. (FRN619, $15.95)

Provence, A Cultural History

Provence, A Cultural History


by Martin Garrett

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

Through its architecture, literature and popular culture, Garrett analyzes and celebrates the identity of this beloved region. (FRN601, $35.00)

The Popes of Avignon, A Century in Exile

The Popes of Avignon, A Century in Exile


by Edwin Mullins

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Grounded in the architecture and papal legacy of Avignon and the surrounding area, this engaging history sets the 70-year period of papal exile in the south of France against the context of Europe's turbulent transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. (FRN806, $14.95)

The Yellow House

The Yellow House


by Martin Gayford

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Gayford chronicles three turbulent months in the daily lives of Van Gogh and Gauguin in Arles, where the two worked side by side in 1888. With 60 black-and-white reproductions. (FRN997, $14.95)

Cezanne, Father of 20th Century Art

Cezanne, Father of 20th Century Art


by Michel Hoog | Rosemary Stonehewer

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

A pocket-size biography of Cezanne, discussing the painter's monumental influence on the development of 20th-century art, featuring color illustrations and excerpts from the artist's writings. (FRN168, $12.95)

Living in Provence

Living in Provence


by Barbara Stoeltie

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 197 PAGES

Bringing together the region's most remarkable interiors, classical and contemporary, this book paints a gorgeous picture of Provencal living. (FRA50, $14.99)

A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France


by Georgeanne Brennan

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 209 PAGES
  • FAVORITE
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

Marvelously frank about daily chores and the decidedly unglamorous business of raising goats and pigs, Brennan lards her earthy tale of the rural life with recipes, one per chapter. (FRN687, $15.95)

A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence


by Peter Mayle

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 207 PAGES

The original best-selling tale of settling down in Provence, told with warmth and a great deal of humor. It offers a wonderful inside look at the charms and quirks of the people and the countryside in the south of France. (FRN19, $14.95)

My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle

My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle


by Marcel Pagnol

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 341 PAGES

Best known as a filmmaker, Pagnol evokes his childhood in Provence and Marseilles fifty years ago. These memoirs sparkle with delight in the people, landscapes and daily life of southern France. (FRN178, $28.00)

On Provence

On Provence


by Henry James

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 140 PAGES

The American literary giant Henry James attempts to capture the provincial spirit of France in this collection of magazine entries, originally published in 1884. (FRA110, $14.95)

Provence, 1970

Provence, 1970


by Luke Barr

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

A unique moment in 1970 brought culinary luminaries James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck and Judith Jones together in Provence. Discussions ranging from the development of taste to the future of food, recorded in the journals and letters of M.F.K. Fisher, are transposed here by her great-nephew. (FRA61, $26.00)

Two Towns in Provence

Two Towns in Provence


by M. F. K. Fisher

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1983
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher contrasts village life in Aix-en-Provence with bustling Marseilles, evoking these two favorite places with anecdote and loving description. (FRN27, $18.95)

Death at the Chateau Bremont

Death at the Chateau Bremont


by M.L. Longworth

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 311 PAGES

When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family chateau, the town is abuzz with rumors. A lively whodunit steeped in the rich and romantic atmosphere of Aix-en-Provence. (FRN972, $15.00)

Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night


by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Charles Scribner

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

Fitzgerald's tragic tale of wealthy expatriate lovers living on the French Riviera. Dick and Nicole Diver fill their home with friends, but cannot find happiness and slowly slip into psychological despair. (FRN196, $16.00)

The Corsican Caper

The Corsican Caper


by Peter Mayle

  • MYSTERY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

This thriller, starring protagonist and master sleuth Sam Levitt, features billionaires, blackmail, mercenaries and a litany of Corsican mafia. Brimming with the romantic scenery, food and culture of the South of France. (FRA89, $23.95)

The Dream of Scipio

The Dream of Scipio


by Iain Pears

  • MYSTERY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

An unusually rich and illuminating historical novel, The Dream of Scipio interweaves stories from three separate centuries in the Rhone Valley, ancient Roman, Medieval and 20th century. (FRN470, $16.00)

The Fly-Truffler, A Novel

The Fly-Truffler, A Novel


by Gustaf Sobin

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 155 PAGES

Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005) sets his luminous love story in the orchards, forests and fields of his adopted Provence. (FRN820, $12.00)

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