The Magic Of Provence

Author : Yvone Lenard
ISBN : 9780307487872
Genre : Travel
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When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual adventures–including chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance–opened up before her. This is her account of the spell cast on her by Provence, from her first morning’s visit by a charming prince bearing a jug of the village’s vin rose to the growth of her friendship with a duchess in the local chateau. Lenard shares tales of travels to St. Tropez and visits from American friends who find unexpected romance and magic in Provence. Told with verve, wit, and Lenard’s deep understanding of the French language and culture, this memoir includes tales of others who have been drawn to the region, including Vincent van Gogh, Brigitte Bardot, and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Ways to re-create the magic of the region’s sensuous way of life include recipes for food and drinks, as well as tips for entertaining in the Provençal style. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Travel

The Essence Of Provence

Author : Pierre Magnan
ISBN : 9781628723427
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of Olivier Baussan and the roadside soap stand that became L’Occitane, one of the world’s most successful purveyors of natural fragrances. Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, the now world-renowned fragrance company L’Occitane, “a woman of Provence” in Old French, was inspired by the essences of lavender and honeysuckle, rosemary, sage, and thyme indigenous to his childhood home in the south of France. In fact, it had been since the mid-1950s that Provence had been working its magic on the Baussan family, who left their urban life for a farm in Ganagobie when their son Olivier was only six months old. Blessed with a wonderfully acute sense of smell, Olivier eventually grew up to realize that he’d been born to distill and disseminate the many and varied perfumes of the region. His epiphany came when, at twenty-two, he found an abandoned still on the side of the road and bought it for a song. Using the countryside’s natural ingredients, he began manufacturing shampoos, colognes, bath essences, and soaps. Starting with five employees—including Olivier’s wife and mother-in-law—his fledgling company grew into a major business. Today, with hundreds of stores and thousands of employees worldwide, L’Occitane ranks as one of the world’s most successful businesses—encapsulating a bit of paradise.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Home In Provence

Author : Noëlle Duck
ISBN : 208020176X
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 47.4 MB
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A compact edition of a best-selling classic shares sumptuously photographed advice on how to decorate a home in a Provencal style, demonstrating strategic applications of a wide range of furnishings, colors and accents that evince regional design traditions.
Category: Architecture

To Provence With Love

Author : T A Williams
ISBN : 9780008236953
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 33.90 MB
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Escape to the south of France with this perfect feel-good summer romance! Anything is possible...
Category: Fiction

Love In Provence

Author : Yvone Lenard
ISBN : 0871272407
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 79.21 MB
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Love is different in Provence, as Yvone Lenard discovers when she chaperones 50 red-blooded American college students for a year in Aix-en-Provence. As Resident Director Lenard has her hands full, but her sense of humor prevails and she forms affectionate relationships with the students and a love affair with Provence. The ten stories in this collection are set in some of the region's most romantic locales. Each story has a menu for a dinner with simple recipes to recreate the sensual flavors of Provence.
Category: Cooking

Paris To Provence

Author : Ethel Brennan
ISBN : 9781449427511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 89.24 MB
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Interweaves traditional recipes with the authors' memories and stories of spending separate childhood summers in France.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fodor S Provence The French Riviera

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 9780307928498
Genre : Travel
File Size : 37.22 MB
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Provence & the French Riviera (including the Alpilles, Arles, Marseille, and the Central Coast, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Provence & the French Riviera as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Provence & the French Riviera: Famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of the Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aix and Marseilles, Provence was dazzlingly abstracted in geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. Still haunted by the genius of van Gogh, Arles remains fiercely Provençal and is famed for its folklore events. The spiky Alpilles mountains guard treasures like les Bauz-de-Provence: be bewitched by its ville morte (dead town) and luxurious l’Oustau de la Baumanière inn. Avignon and the Vaucluse are the heart of Provençal delights. Presided over by its medieval Palais des Papes, Avignon is an ideal gateway for exploring the nearby Roman ruins of Orange. About 10 miles east of Avignon is the Sorgue Valley, where everybody goes “flea”-ing in the famous antiques market at l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For one day, join all those fashionable folk for whom café squatting, people watching, and boutique shopping are a way of life in Aix-en-Provence (one of France’s 10 richest towns). Enjoy the elegant 18th-century streets, then track the spirit of Cézanne at his famous studio and nearby Mont Ste-Victoire. Head south to become a Calanques castaway before diving into Marseille, one of France’s most vibrant and colorful cities. The French Riviera can supply the visitor with everything his heart desires—and his purse can stand. Home to sophisticated resorts beloved by billionaires, remote hill villages colonized by artists, Mediterranean beaches, and magnificent views, the Côte d’Azur stretches from Marseille to Menton. Thrust out like two gigantic arms, divided by the Valley of the Var at Nice, the Alpes-Maritime peaks protect the length of that favored coast from St-Tropez to the Italian frontier. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera, 9th Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
Category: Travel

Old Provence

Author : Theodore Andrea Cook
ISBN : 1902669193
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 20.9 MB
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So begins this powerful and evocative account of Provence and its unique historical legacy. Journeying through southern France in the first years of the twentieth century, Theodore Andrea Cook discovers a landscape where the presence of Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans is still spectacularly evident in some of the Mediterranean's finest surviving architecture. In Arles, Nmes, Orange and Frjus, he witnesses the wonders of Roman arenas, temples and monuments. At the imposing aqueduct of the Pont du Gard he observes the world's greatest testament to the genius of Roman engineering.
Category: Literary Collections

Gardens In Provence

Author : Louisa Jones
ISBN : UVA:X006088149
Genre : Art
File Size : 39.70 MB
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In a text that evokes the spirit of the region and photographs that capture its beauty, this book guides readers through both famous and unknown gardens in Provence. Everyone who appreciates the endless possibilities of gardening will find a view that delights in these pages. 250 full-color illustrations.
Category: Art