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Provence Walks

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Buy these 4 items as a set for $63 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Insight Guide Provence

FRN781
Cathy Muscat (Editor)
Insight Guides
2017
306
1786716399
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

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

Made in France, A Shopper's Guide

FRN706
Laura Morelli
Universe Publishing
2008
208
0789316900
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
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.
$24.95

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

French Provincial Cooking

FRN174
Elizabeth David, Julia Child (Introduction)
Penguin
1999
524
0141181532
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
More than just a cookbook, in this influential classic, David includes a long introduction on the origins of food traditions in France, and asides on history, food traditions, literature and the pleasures of rural France.
$18.00

Lunch in Provence

FRA28
Rachael Mckenna
Rizzoli
2012
242
208020128X
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
1
A richly evocative blend of photographs, recipes, and literary and historical citations, this lovely book features 35 Mediterranean lunchtime recipes from three-star Michelin chef Jean-Andre Charial.
$39.95

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

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

FRN968
Adam Gopnik
Vintage Books
2012
288
0307593452
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Gopnik's delectable social history traces America's "table ancestry" to 18th-century France, birthplace of modern taste and the restaurant. He also urges us not to forget the deeper value of what goes on around the table.
$16.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Wanderlust, A History of Walking

WLK06
Rebecca Solnit
Penguin Putnam
2001
336
0140286012
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Solnit's wide-ranging, literate and thoroughly enlightening essays on the multiple means of walking touches upon, among many things, the origins of bipedalism, famous flaneurs and walking as a form of rebellion. Terrific.
$18.00

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

My Life in France

FRN596
Julia Child
Doubleday
2007
317
0307277690
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Child's characteristically ebullient record of Paris and Provence, her many friends, family and memorable meals, in the years after WWII, turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci (as husband Paul).
$16.00

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

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

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

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

French Provincial Cooking

FRN174
Elizabeth David, Julia Child (Introduction)
Penguin
1999
524
0141181532
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
More than just a cookbook, in this influential classic, David includes a long introduction on the origins of food traditions in France, and asides on history, food traditions, literature and the pleasures of rural France.
$18.00

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

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

FRN968
Adam Gopnik
Vintage Books
2012
288
0307593452
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Gopnik's delectable social history traces America's "table ancestry" to 18th-century France, birthplace of modern taste and the restaurant. He also urges us not to forget the deeper value of what goes on around the table.
$16.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Wanderlust, A History of Walking

WLK06
Rebecca Solnit
Penguin Putnam
2001
336
0140286012
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Solnit's wide-ranging, literate and thoroughly enlightening essays on the multiple means of walking touches upon, among many things, the origins of bipedalism, famous flaneurs and walking as a form of rebellion. Terrific.
$18.00

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

My Life in France

FRN596
Julia Child
Doubleday
2007
317
0307277690
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Child's characteristically ebullient record of Paris and Provence, her many friends, family and memorable meals, in the years after WWII, turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci (as husband Paul).
$16.00

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

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

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

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Michelin Green Guide Auvergne Rhone Valley

FRN214
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
504
2067204173
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With the same focus on driving tours, detailed maps and the Michelin star system, the venerable Green Guides are even better -- organized regionally, in color and with an overview of history, art and culture.
$21.99

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

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

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

Encore Provence

FRN128
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
2000
226
0679762698
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Peter Mayle returns to Provence in this personal, alluring follow-up to his bestselling A Year in Provence (FRN19, $13.00).
$14.95

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

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

FRN72
Kermit Lynch
Noonday Press
1990
271
0374522669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A delightful and warmly anecdotal book highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless.
$19.00

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

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

More Books

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

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

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

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

FRN72
Kermit Lynch
Noonday Press
1990
271
0374522669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A delightful and warmly anecdotal book highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless.
$19.00

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

Encore Provence

FRN128
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
2000
226
0679762698
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Peter Mayle returns to Provence in this personal, alluring follow-up to his bestselling A Year in Provence (FRN19, $13.00).
$14.95

Michelin Green Guide Auvergne Rhone Valley

FRN214
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
504
2067204173
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With the same focus on driving tours, detailed maps and the Michelin star system, the venerable Green Guides are even better -- organized regionally, in color and with an overview of history, art and culture.
$21.99

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

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