Provence Reads for Children

It’s easy to get a bit caught up in adult activities focusing on the cultural and historical aspects of Provence. However, there is plenty to interest children in the region. Many museums offer separate kid-friendly audioguides. These books are written for children and deliver a magical first glance at the South of France. Kids get a chance to learn about places, key characters, Roman history and Provencal customs.

Coco Blignaut’s childhood home was South Africa and she now lives in the hills of Los Angeles, it is Provence that stole Coco Blignaut’s heart long ago. Blignaut’s second children’s book Puss in Boots in Provence is filled with beautiful images, collages of landscapes and people’s faces.  Read more background on this story – her love letter to Provence here.

Ashley Davidson-Fisher & Martinique Louise Fisher published La Petite Josette en Provence in September 2018, after a lengthy international collaboration project. This charming tale is one of the family’s visit to see the perched village of Les Baux de Provence.

The weather and pace of life in the South of France convinced Tracy Rawles and her husband to relocate from the United Kingdom in 2012. Enchanted by her surroundings, Rawles wrote her first book Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers. The story of a cigale named Charlie and Sevi an adventure-seeking girl who is spending the holidays in Provence with her family.