The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne by M. L. Longworth
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New Novel set in Aix: The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is the new novel, set in Aix, from local writer M.L. Longworth, and I have been glued to it for two days. It’s a real page-turner and I love all the familiar locations: a patisserie in the cours Mirabeau, a body found in rue …

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Her Forget Me Not Ex cover @SClaireWriter
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

How Provence Inspired Sophie Claire’s Novel

The following article is by first-time novelist Sophie Claire. Enjoy the read! Although I’ve lived most of my life in England, my mother’s side of the family is French and we spoke French at home – so it wasn’t a surprise that I set my first novel, Her Forget-Me-Not Ex, …

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Patricia Wells The Cookbook @MaryJaneDeeb
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Review of Patricia Wells’ The Provence Cookbook

Book review of Patricia Wells’ The Provence Cookbook: 175 Recipes and a Select Guide to the Markets, Shops, & Restaurants of France’s Sunny South, Harper Collins Publishers, First Edition, New York, 2004. When I was a college professor, I used to tell my students that early on in their lives …

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Provencal Mysteries Provence Mysterious Andrew Squires
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Photo History Book: Provencal Mysteries Unveiled

Provence is not all about lavender and rosé. Learn about Provence’s mysterious side in a three-part iBook series by photographer Andrew Squires in this post. Provencal postcards are dominated by fields of purple-lavender rows, stoic sunflowers against cobalt-sky backdrops, gnarled grapevines burdened with ripening fruit and endless groves of olive …

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St Tropez port #StTropez @JaneDunning
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House Sitting Near Saint-Tropez Turns into a Book

 “Thirty-five minutes from St Tropez” I first learnt of the concept of house-sitting on holiday in 2006. We had rented an apartment in a lovely house just south of La Garde Freinet, a small town in the Var, about twenty minutes from Saint-Tropez. I realised that house-sitting might be a …

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Aix en Provence The Inside Story front cover via @AixCentric Lynne Alderson
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Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story

Two years ago, I published ‘Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story’.  I embarked on it because there is so little in English on the history of this fascinating town. Guide books are very big on facades and columns but don’t say much about the people who lived in the buildings. I wanted …

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Intoxicating Southern France #Provence Front Cover @PJAdams10
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

PJ Adams Shares her Perfectly Provence Travel Tips

Recently, PJ Adams the author of Intoxicating Southern France shared with readers why she is intoxicated by Provence (and the rest of France). If you missed the previous article, follow this link to learn more about why PJ is legally intoxicated by Provence. This, is how PJ describes her Perfectly …

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Nice Baie des Anges #Nice06 #CotedAzur @PerfProvence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Cookbook Nice Cuisine and the Art of Living

Like an old postcard or an entry in a dusty travel journal the city of Nice has long summoned me to return and I did! The half-moon smile of Baie des Anges still grins under 300+ days of sunshine as locals and tourists slide by on the Promenade des Anglais. …

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Author PJ Adams
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Author PJ Adams is Legally Intoxicated by Provence

Sparkling azure waters, chilled pink wine, cicada-led symphonies and the market aromas of rotisserie chickens it is easy to see how one might get drunk on the sensory indulgence of Provence. Intoxicating PJ Adams grew up in California where she studied, before heading to the London School of Economics. Her …

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Living in Provence #book #BookReview #Provence @MaryJaneDeeb
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Book Review: Living in Provence

This beautiful art book illustrates the many different ways people choose to live in Provence. It is part of a “Living in…” series of publications about living in different parts of the world including places like Tuscany or Bali. This particular volume was published in 2012 to celebrate the 25th …

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