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Book Review: Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

Provence. Its powerful image enchants people worldwide, and many, inspired by the wonderful Peter Mayle, actually come to live here; and, inspired by A Year in Provence, decide that they have a story to tell. Most are remarkably different. Some arrive to transform crumbling chateaux with either lot of money or their own bare hands; others take on olive groves, B&Bs, camp-sites, tea shops, book shops; all have different ways of tackling French and the challenges of life here.

Continue reading here for Lynne’s review of Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie, a memoir by American Gayle Smith Padgett. Read about this couple’s long love affair with Provence and eventual move to the Alpilles. The book is available from Amazon.


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Lynne Alderson

Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

For what is going on in Aix-en-Provence, Lynne has you covered at Aixcentric

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