ENRICH YOUR TRAVELS WITH LONGITUDE

We’ve got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.

Join our Mailing List
Get our bi-monthly email newsletter
Receive a Catalog

Order Your Free Catalog

Provence - Culturious

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.
Filter by price

Essential Reading Package-EXFRN554

Item EXFRN554. Buy these 4 items as a set for $75 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

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

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

Insight Flexi Map Nice, Cannes & Monaco

FRA347
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
1
1786718820
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An accordion-folded map of southeast France, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features clear maps of the downtown areas, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:15,000.
$9.99

Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Provence & the Cote D'Azur

FRA345
Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2017
160
1465457348
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in southern France.
$14.00

Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book French

FRA388
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2017
224
1465462678
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This attractive, illustrated phrasebook includes all the essentials for travelers to France, such as everyday phrases and instructions on how to order food, ask for the time and more. A handy, pocket-sized refence, it also includes a dictionary and pronun
$7.95

Insight Guide Provence

FRN781
Cathy Muscat (Editor)
Insight Guides
2014
336
1780052391
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This regional guide in the popular series, noteworthy for its color photographs and maps, includes a section of practical information and a pull-out color map.
$19.99

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

Marco Polo French Riviera, Nice, Cannes & Monaco

FRA144
Peter Bausch
Marco Polo
2012
140
3829706731
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$9.99

Pardon My French, Unleash Your Inner Gaul

FRN865
Charles Timoney
Gotham Books
2009
240
1592404626
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

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

A Taste for Provence

FRA278
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
University of Chicago Press
2016
264
022632284X
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Once primarily known for its Roman ruins and regarded by travel guides as a wasteland, Provence has transformed into a prime destination for tourists. Horowitz explores the reasons for the shift, with a focus on the region’s culinary prowess.
$30.00

Markets of Provence

FRA282
Marjorie R. Williams
St. Martin's Press
2016
320
1250051274
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Featuring 30 of the best Provencal markets, this pocket guide is organized by day of the week, making it easy to find great food, crafts, antiques and eateries throughout the French province.
$19.99

Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living

FRA107
Viktorija Todorovska, Francois Millo
Perseus
2014
159
1572841583
PAPER
Food
3/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This beautifully-produced recipe book of simple, healthy and easy-to-prepare dishes from the Provence region of southern France includes regional descriptions and a beginner's guide to wine country.
$19.95

Four Queens, The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

FRN945
Nancy Goldstone
Penguin Putnam
2008
347
0143113259
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

French Riviera and Its Artists

FRA202
John Baxter
Independent Publishers Group
2015
288
1940842050
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From Henri Matisse and F. Scott Fitzgerald to Coco Chanel and Brigitte Bardot, Baxter vividly introduces the star-studded cultural history of the French Riviera’s golden age; illustrated throughout with 300 photos, both color and black-and-white.
$19.95

M.F.K. Fisher's Provence

FRA241
M. F. K. Fisher, Aileen Ah-tye (Photographer)
Counterpoint
2015
192
1619025949
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With passages strongly evoking the sensual joys of Provence and splendid photographs interspersed, this book is a collaboration between the preeminent food writer and an inspired photographer. The two artists render the colloquial life, beauty and pleasures that kept Provence always near to their hearts.
$30.00

Old Provence

FRN257
Theodore Andrea Cook, James Ferguson (Introduction)
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
384
1566563720
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

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

Provence, A Cultural History

FRN601
Martin Garrett
Oxford University Press
2006
256
019530957X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Through its architecture, literature and popular culture, Garrett analyzes and celebrates the identity of this beloved region.
$36.95

The Popes of Avignon, A Century in Exile

FRN806
Edwin Mullins
Perseus
2011
256
1933346329
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

The Yellow House

FRN997
Martin Gayford
Mariner Books
2008
336
0618990585
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Gayford chronicles three turbulent months in the everyday lives of Van Gogh and Gauguin in Arles, where the two artists worked side by side in 1888. With 60 black-and-white reproductions.
$15.95

Cezanne, Father of 20th Century Art

FRN168
Michel Hoog, Rosemary Stonehewer (Translator)
Harry N. Abrams
1994
175
0810928795
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Living in Provence

FRA50
Barbara Stoeltie
Taschen
2012
197
3836534967
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Bringing together the region's most remarkable interiors, classical and contemporary, this book paints a gorgeous picture of Provencal living.
$14.99

The French Riviera in the 1920s

FRA154
Xavier Girard
Assouline
2014
256
1614282560
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An extraordinary look into the art, design and lifestyle of the French Riviera, featuring more than 200 illustrations. Girard pays special attention to the lifestyles of American expats like F. Scott Fitzgerald, artist Pablo Picasso and movies stars like Jean Cocteau as they made the south of France their haven and playground. Comes in a luxury slipcase.
$195.00

Van Gogh in Provence, Modernizing Tradition

FRA308
Sjraar Van Heugten
Distributed Art Books (DAP)
2016
144
2330063024
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Delving into Van Gogh's Provence years, this informative art book encourages art buffs to think of Van Gogh's Provence paintings as very traditional (but with some very important twists).
$35.00

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

FRN687
Georgeanne Brennan
Lightning Source
2007
209
0156033240
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
1
0
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.
$15.95

A Year in Provence

FRN19
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
1991
207
0679731148
PAPER
Travel Narrative
7/31/2017
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

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

On Provence

FRA110
Henry James
Trafalgar Square
2014
140
1843916258
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The American literary giant Henry James captures the provincial spirit of France in this collection of magazine entries, originally published in 1884.
$14.95

Picnic in Provence, A Memoir With Recipes

FRA210
Elizabeth Bard
Little Brown and Company
2016
384
0316246174
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her sassy, appetizing memoir, Bard moves into an old house in the south of France and opens an artisanal ice cream shop. Alongside her delicious recipes, she reflects on marriage, motherhood and the joys of French slow-living.
$15.99

Provence

FRN172
Lawrence Durrell
Skyhorse Publishing
2014
200
1611458668
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
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

The Magic of Provence, Pleasures of Southern France

FRN449
Yvone Lenard
Broadway Books
2001
312
0767906829
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The adventures and misadventures of a French woman and her American husband who leave L.A. for a home in the Luberon mountains.
$19.00

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

Van Gogh, The Life

ART164
Gregory White Smith, Steven Naifeh
Random House
2012
953
0375758976
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Naifeh and Smith reconstruct the life of Van Gogh with authority. Never losing sight of the artist’s profound achievements, the authors square Van Gogh’s talent with his depression and madness.
$25.00

Death at the Chateau Bremont

FRN972
M.L. Longworth
Penguin Putnam
2011
311
0143119524
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Death on the Riviera

FRA343
John Bude
Ingram Publisher Services
2016
250
1464205698
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Detective Inspector Meredith journeys to the French Riviera to look into a counterfeit currency racket and finds himself embroiled in the curious going-ons at Villa Paloma, the residence of an eccentric Englishwoman and her motley assemblage of guests. Originally published in 1952.
$12.95

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

Tender is the Night

FRN196
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Scribner (Introduction)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
317
068480154X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Corsican Caper

FRA89
Peter Mayle
Alfred Knopf
2014
176
0307962865
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.95

The Dream of Scipio

FRN470
Iain Pears
Riverhead Books
2003
464
1573229865
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Fly-Truffler, A Novel

FRN820
Gustaf Sobin
W. W. Norton & Company
2001
155
0393321797
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005) sets his luminous love story in the orchards, forests and fields of his adopted Provence.
$12.00

The French Riviera, A Literary Guide for Travellers

FRA263
Ted Jones
St. Martins
2007
272
1845114558
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Moving down the coast of the Riviera, from St. Tropez to the Italian border, Ted Jones showcases an encyclopedic knowledge of the writers who contributed to its legend of luxury and excess, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Sylvia Plath.
$17.00

More Books

Michelin Green Guide Provence

FRN23
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
408
206720355X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive driving guide, organized alphabetically, and featuring detailed maps of each region, city and village.
$21.99

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

FRN114
Patricia Wells
Scribner
1999
355
0684863286
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.00

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

Michelin Green Guide French Riviera

FRN271
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
424
2067206621
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive driving guide to the Cote D'Azur in the Michelin series, organized alphabetically and featuring detailed local maps of each region, city or village.
$21.99

Drome/Vaucluse Map

FRN357
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
1
2067133861
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A French-made recreational map of the Vaucluse region of Provence at a very nice scale of 1:150,000.
$9.95

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

Southern France Adventure Map

FRN750
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
9781566956
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, full-color fold-up map of southern France at a scale of 1:465,000. Waterproof and tear-resistant, with points of interest and town location included in the index.
$11.95

Cadogan Guide Cote D'Azur

FRN808
Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2009
264
1566567610
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide in the respected series with insightful cultural and historical background, and up-to-date practical information, illustrations and maps.
$19.95

Luminous Debris, Reflecting on Vestige in Provence and Languedoc

FRN818
Gustaf Sobin
University of California Press
1999
247
0520222458
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A collection of contemplative essays on the deep history of Provence by the American-born poet, novelist and amateur archaeologist, who settled in the village of Guallt in the 1960s.
$31.95

Corkscrewed, Adventures in the New French Wine Country

FRN938
Robert V. Camuto
Bison Books
2010
191
080322978X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An American journalist living in the south of France, Camuto travels far afield from Bordeaux visiting new winemakers from the Alsace to Mayonnaise, Corsica and Burgundy for this celebration of the culture and diversity of French wine.
$15.95

French Essence

FRN946
Vicki Archer
Studio Books
2010
239
0670022276
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A photographic tour of the architecture, gardens, decor and culture of Provence by an Australian woman who restored an olive farm near Saint-Remy.
$45.00

In the Spirit of Monte Carlo

FRA197
Pamela Fiori
Assouline
2014
160
1614282137
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A quick, illustrated tour through the glamorous history of Monte Carlo, from the 700-year-old Grimaldi dynasty to the infamous Grand Prix race. Also includes an insider's guide for travelers to the city and environs.
$50.00

The Lavender Lover's Handbook

NAT307
Sarah Berringer Bader
Storey Publishing
2012
192
1604692219
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An accessible guide to understanding and cultivating 100 of the most stunning varieties of lavender available today. Lavender grower Sarah Bader provides a complete checklist of the color, fragrance, size and foliage of each plant, in addition to basic pruning, spacing and planting requirements. With tips on how to harvest, cook and craft with the beloved herb.
$27.95

111 Places on the French Riviera That You Must Not Miss

FRA249
Ralf Nestmeyer
ACC Distribution
2015
240
3954516128
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This "111 Places" guide to French Riviera profiles so many strange and original places that it will surprise even loyal residents. Each hidden gem reveals the history and unique flavor of that stretch of Mediterranean coastline.
$19.90

Insight Guides Explore Nice & the French Riviera

FRA252
Natasha Edwards
Insight Guides
2015
144
1780056729
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the self-guided explorer, this easy-to-use guide to the French Riviera recommends 14 routes around beautiful French region. Each route features trademark Insight coverage of dining, sites, shopping and entertainment plus full-color photographs and a pull-out map.
$12.99

The Diamond Caper

FRA253
Peter Mayle
Alfred Knopf
2015
224
0385353901
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Master sleuth Sam Levitt and his partner Elena Morales investigate a string of jewelry heists across throughout the French Riviera while enjoying the wine, food and sun of the Provencal summer.
$24.95

Making Monte Carlo, A History of Speculation and Spectacle

FRA260
Mark Braude
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2017
304
147670970X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this narrative history, Braude tells the rags-to-riches story of the great 20th-century casino and resort town -- an infamous playground of the rich in the Jazz Age.
$17.00

Marseille Noir

FRA270
Cedric Fabre (Editor)
Aa Balkema
2015
256
1617752959
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This installment in the "Noir" series renders Marseilles, the grittiest French city, through the work of contemporary crime writers. The 14 stories are set in distinct neighborhoods and range from the creepily introspective to the downright brutal.
$15.95

Rick Steves' Provence & the French Riviera

FRA378
Rick Steves
Hachette
2017
608
1631216732
PAPER
Guidebook
10/24/2017
0
0
0
0
In this comprehensive guide, travel master Rick Steves lays bare the best of Provence and the Riviera with some great self-guided tours. Illustrated with black-and-white maps and photographs.
$21.99

For Kids

The Man Who Planted Trees

ALP12
Jean Giono, Michael McMurdy (Illustrator)
Chelsea Green Publishing
2007
96
1933392819
PAPER
Literature
10/7/2007
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Told with affection and lyrical simplicity, beloved French novelist Giono (1895-1970) turns the life of Elzeard Bouffier, a shepherd turned tree-planter, into a fable of hope, forests and the power of the individual to change the world.
$10.00

The Little Prince

FRN361
Antoine de Saint Exupery, Richard Howard (Translator)
Harcourt Books
2000
83
0156012197
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Antoine de Saint-Exupery's modern fable, enshrined in the hearts of many. First published in 1943, it tells of a naif extraterrestrial who wanders from planet to planet, learning wisdom as he goes.
$11.00

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

Eyewitness Guide Family France

FRA3
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
424
1465440577
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, with dozens of excellent local maps and a kid friendly focus, including child-friendly sleeping and eating options and age range suitability. Intended for parents with kids ages four to twelve.
$25.00

Berlitz Language French Flash Cards

FRA281
Apa Publications Limited
Berlitz
2016
50
178004464X
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the French word on the reverse.
$8.99