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France: Provence & St. Remy

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Provence and the Cote D'Azur

FRA200
Janelle McCulloch
Chronicle Books
2015
256
1452140510
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This informative guide to the hidden gems of Provence and the shores of the Cote d’Azur highlights the most chic, quaint and exceptional markets, shops, cafes, art galleries and restaurants alongside vibrant color photographs.
$27.95

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Eyewitness Guide Provence & the Cote D'Azur

FRN18
Roger Williams
DK Publishing
2016
272
1465437649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.00

Provence Alps French Riviera Map 527

FRN22
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
2
2067209434
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed map of the region from Lyon to Marseille along the Rhone River, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$12.95

A Literary Guide to Provence

FRN395
Daniel Vitaglione
Ohio University Press
2001
259
0804010366
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Follow in the footsteps of generations of authors who found inspiration in Provence's beauty. With maps, 50 color and black and white photos and short literary excerpts, organized geographically.
$24.95

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

Provence A-Z

FRN619
Peter Mayle
Alfred Knopf
2008
304
1400095697
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A companion to all things Provencal, from bouillabaisse to lavender and vinaigre, by the British expatriate and Francophile Peter Mayle.
$15.95

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

FRN755
Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow
2003
351
1402200455
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two Canadian journalists tackle the contradictions and complexities of the French character, paying particular attention to the question of why the French resist globalization.
$21.99

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

FRN28
Michael Jacobs
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
299
0500289964
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With an excellent introduction to the history, culture, landscapes and pleasures of Southern France, this illustrated guide features 34 towns and villages across Provence from the Vaucluse to Bonnieux and Gordes, tranquil Alpine villages and southern vineyards.
$26.95

Vincent's Gardens: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh

NTH147
Ralph Skea
Thames & Hudson
2011
112
0500238774
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Monuments to the artistic originality and poetic sensibility of Van Gogh, this survey of the artist’s favorite gardens includes reproductions of oil paintings and sketches.
$19.95

A Year in Provence

FRN19
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
1991
207
0679731148
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

French Dirt, The Story of a Garden in the South of France

FRN417
Richard Goodman
Algonguin
2002
203
1565123522
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Another story of a foreigner transplanted to the south of France. This captivating tale, set near Avignon, is noteworthy for Goodman's willingness to work, passion for horticulture and frank portrait of his neighbors.
$13.00

My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle

FRN178
Marcel Pagnol
North Point Press
1986
341
0865472572
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Best known as a filmmaker, Pagnol evokes his childhood in Provence and Marseilles 50 years ago. These memoirs sparkle with delight in the people, landscapes and daily life of southern France.
$28.00

Provence

FRN172
Lawrence Durrell
Skyhorse Publishing
2014
200
1611458668
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A love letter to Provence, strong on the Greek and Roman heritage of the region.
$14.95

Provence, 1970

FRA61
Luke Barr
Clarkson Potter
2014
320
0307718352
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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 presented here by her great-nephew.
$15.00

Toujours Provence

FRN121
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
1992
241
0679736042
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The sequel to the best-selling memoir "A Year in Provence," this is another touching look at country life in southern France. Describing the setting and people with detail and warmth, Mayle creates an evocative portrait of Provence, rife with amusing personal anecdotes.
$15.95

Two Towns in Provence

FRN27
M. F. K. Fisher
Vintage Books
1983
208
0394716310
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
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.
$18.95

Village in the Vaucluse

FRN225
Laurence Wylie
Harvard University Press
1986
390
0674939360
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
A loving portrait of rural Provence and its inhabitants by a sociologist who lived in Roussillon just after WWII. It was a different world then, a traditional village with two telephones and a single cafe.
$32.50

Lisette's List

FRA155
Susan Vreeland
Random House
2015
448
0812980190
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A complex, graceful historical novel set in Vichy France. Forced to live in the south of France, young art-lover Lisette Roux must keep her passion and hope alive through the paintings of Cezanne, Pisarro, Chagall and Picasso.
$16.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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Joy of Man's Desiring

FRN193
Jean Giono
Counterpoint
2010
464
1582435650
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A 20th century master of letters, Giono's fiction invokes the folklore and traditions of his birthplace in southern France.
$15.95

Avignon Map

FRN293
IGN
IGN
2
2741600058
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A French-produced city map of Avignon.
$9.95

The Roman Provence Guide

FRA05
Edwin Mullins
Interlink Publishing Group
2012
224
156656896X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

For Kids

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this illuminating book for middle readers, master draughtsman MacAulay presents text and innovative drawings that detail the planning and construction of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral. It's a masterpiece.
$11.99

Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of an Artist

NTH60
Sandra Jordan, Jan Greenberg
2003
144
0440419174
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A compassionate, unsensationalistic biography, well written and geared for kids ages 9-12. With an eight-page insert of color reproductions.
$6.99