Curious Histories Provence Margo Lestz
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New Book: Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Hello Everyone, I’m happy to announce that my latest book, “Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France“ is now published. Ahh, Provence… that magical place in the south of France. It fills our minds with images of lazy, sunny days sitting …

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Beginner's Guide French Riviera by Mary Kay Seales
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The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera: Stop Dreaming and Start Packing

Book Review: “The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera“ from French Press Travel Books 2016 After 17 years of traveling to the French Riviera, every summer, and one very interesting winter and spring, and after being the go-to person among my friends and colleagues for advice about traveling to Paris and …

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Victor Hugo and the Joker
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Making the Connection Between Victor Hugo and the Joker

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: When you think of French writer, Victor Hugo, you probably think of his classic works, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris)” or “Les Misérables.” You probably wouldn’t associate him with the Joker, that mad super-villain with the maniacal laugh who is …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

Learning to Speak French One Sip at a Time Book Review

Expat living is not for the faint of heart. Surrounded by a new environment, comfortable routines are gone, and even mundane daily tasks requires extra consideration and effort. Where to grocery shop? What are the best schools? What about health care? Add a foreign language and different cultural norms to …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

One Sip at a Time a Journey from Silicon Valley to St Remy de Provence

It took 20 visits to Provence before Keith Van Sickle, and his wife decided to make the region their part-time home. A Northern California native, Van Sickle spent his early years on an island in the San Francisco Bay – Alameda, California. “It’s a sleepy town, an oasis of 1950’s …

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Paul Shore Book Cover
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

Paul Shore Uncorks the Secrets of Pétanque – Provence Book

Almost two decades have passed since Paul Shore rented what he described as a “cave” in the famous hilltop village of Saint-Paul de Vence. The hamlet is known as the one-time home of painter Marc Chagall, and the place that also captivated the attention of Alexander Calder, Joan Miró and …

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Sablet in the Vaucluse
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Journée du Livre a Book Lovers Paradise in Sablet

Contributor blog post by Michel: Beyond the wines which are classified Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Sablet for the red, white and rosé wines produced by the Sablet vignerons, Sablet is probably best known for its “Journée du Livre”. You ask what is the “Journée du Livre”? It is a book festival that …

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Resistance Wireless operators @deb_lawrenson
BooksBoutiqueDeborah Lawrenson

French Resistance WWII Secret Landings in the Vaucluse

Tales of the French Resistance during World War II have an enduring appeal. The wooded paths and mountain plateaux in the Vaucluse made ideal terrain for the secret fight to liberate France, and clandestine airdrops of arms and agents by the British RAF are the stuff of legend around the …

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Georgeanne Brennan Photo by Jessica Theroux @ProvencePost
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Q&A with Georgeanne Brennan a Provence Expert

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Author Georgeanne Brennan, who splits her time between Provence and California, is happiest when she’s at the table…in either place. Read on for her best Provence insider tips. …Continue reading here for Julie’s interview with author (My Culinary Journey) and Provence insider Georgeanne Brennan. Who better …

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Christmas Taditions and books on Provence @maryjanedeeb
BooksBoutiqueCurrent EventsMary Jane Deeb

Book Review The Christmas Kalends of Provence

The Christmas Kalends of Provence, by Thomas Allibone Janvier, first published in 1902, and republished many times since. The edition I am using is a facsimile published by Bibliobazaar, 2007, Charleston, South Carolina. Reviewed by Mary-Jane Deeb A few years ago my publisher, Paraclete Press, gave me a small advance …

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