Take a journey through the dreamiest regions of France: the enchanting villages of Provence and the magnificent coastline of the Côte d'Azur. From the author of Paris, this gorgeous lifestyle guide steers readers away from crowded tourist destinations to reveal hidden gems at every turn: overflowing markets, chic ateliers, quaint cafés, cobblestone streets, sweeping vistas, and exceptional galleries. The accessible writing provides history and context for each stop on the adventure, and the vibrant, color-soaked photographs capture the spirit of this popular place. Packaged as a flexi-bound paperback with a ribbon page marker, Provence and the Côum;te d'Azur is a must-have for lovers of style, food, travel, design, and, bien sûum;r, France!
Author: Helena Attlee
Release Date: 2002
A lavishly illustrated survey includes coverage of the regional centers of Arles and UzFd, the antique markets of L'Isle-sur-la-Sourge, the Riviera resort of HyFres, the mountainous Saint-Martin-VTsubie, coastal and Italianate Menton, and perfume capital Grasse. 20,000 first printing. BOMC.
Get swept up in the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera as author and filmmaker John Baxter takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the star-studded cultural history of the Côte d'Azur that's sure to delight travelers, Francophiles, and culture lovers alike. Readers will discover the dramatic lives of the legendary artists, writers, actors, and politicians who frequented the world's most luxurious resort during its golden age. In 25 vivid chapters, Baxter introduces the iconic figures indelibly linked to the South of France—artist Henri Matisse, who lived in Nice for much of his life; F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose Riviera hosts inspired his controversial Tender is the Night; Coco Chanel, who made the Saint-Tropez tan an international fashion statement; and many more. Along the way, Baxter takes readers where few people ever get to go: the alluring world of the perfume industry, into the cars and casinos of Monte Carlo, behind-the-scenes at the Cannes Film Festival, to the villa where Picasso and Cocteau smoked opium, and to the hotel where Joseph Kennedy had an affair with Marlene Dietrich. Then maps and listings show travelers how these luminaries celebrated life and made art amid paradise.
Provence, the beautiful region that sits at the scenic crossroads of southern France, the Italian Alps, and the Mediterranean, has long been an area of historical import and distinct culture. It was the first Roman colony beyond Italy and serves as a modern-day commercial hub and resort area. Above all else, Provence is known as a producer of some of the finest food and wine France has to offer, with a cuisine that emphasizes healthful ingredients such as olive oil, fresh vegetables, Mediterranean seafood, as well as dry, aromatic rosé. Provence Food & Wine is one of the only English-language books available on the cuisine, wine, and sights of this stunning Mediterranean enclave on the southern coast of France. Packed with 47 traditional Provencal recipes, all of which emphasize the incredibly popular and healthy Mediterranean diet, Provence Food & Wine also provides detailed information on regional wines, most notably rosé. This is the most famous wine of Provence and has made great strides in the US: sales of Provence rosé increased by 40% in 2012 with the trend continuing into 2013. Readers will be able to learn about pairing between wine and food, as Todorovska and Millo expertly explain what to look for and where to get these wines outside of Europe. Full-color photography shows off all of these dishes, as well as the dazzling sights of the region's lush interior, sparkling coastline, and breathtaking vistas. Beyond its use as a cookbook and wine-pairing guide, Provence Food & Wine will also be a resource for travelers on how to have the complete art de vivre experience. Provence Food & Wine is the third cookbook about the hidden gems of regional European cuisine by Viktorija Todorovska, who trained at the prestigious Florentine culinary academy Apicius and owns the food, wine, and travel company Oliva Cooking. Her books have been critically acclaimed for their simple recipes, straightforward advice, and unique yet accessible ingredients. François Millo is the author of several books on the foods and wines of Provence, including a book for the Brazilian market. He is also an acclaimed photographer, capturing the spirit of Provence, its landscapes, and its people. The blend of French, Italian, North African, and Mediterranean flavors brings readers on a tasting tour of this rich, historical land, and there is no better guide than the charming personalities of Viktorija Todorovska and François Millo.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet Provence & Southeast France Road Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering this region by car. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, explore the Mediterranean south's shimmering coast and rustic heart with your trusted travel companion. Get to France, rent a car, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Provence & Southeast France Road Trips : Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Detours, Walking Tours and Link Your Trip Covers Nîmes, Nice, Provence, French Riviera and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Provence & Southeast France Road Trips is perfect for exploring Provence and Southeast France via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. Planning a Provence trip sans a car? Lonely Planet Provence & the Cote d'Azur, our most comprehensive guide to Provence, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. Looking for more extensive coverage? Lonely Planet France's Best Trips covers road trip itineraries for the whole country, Lonely Planet France, our most comprehensive guide to France, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover France, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Also looking for a guide focused on Paris? Check out Lonely Planet Paris for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. There's More in Store for You: See more of Europe's picturesque country sides and have a richer, more authentic experience by exploring Europe by car with Lonely Planet'sRoad Trips guides to Châteaux of the Loire Valley and Normandy & D-Day Beaches or Lonely Planet's Best Trips guides to France, Italy and Ireland. Or start with our FREE SAMPLER '3 of France's Best Road Trips,' with excerpts from each Road Trips guide to help you pick which French region to explore first. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Fine Wines from the South of France with detailed descriptions of popular wine estates and classic vintages. This chunky wishbook of postcard-perfect photographs is sure to attract all those who dream of visiting or returning to Provence, one of France’s natural treasures. Anyone who has visited Provence knows that it is more than a place of spectacular beauty; it is also a way of life. Attracting travelers from across the globe, Provence offers the visitor peace and tranquility in the striking beauty of landscapes ablaze with color: from ocher hills and lavender fields, to stark cliffs and swaying olive trees. Gerard Sioen, an internationally recognized photographer and himself an inhabitant of Provence, takes the reader on a personal photographical tour of Provence’s most celebrated sights. This stunning array of 500 photographs revels in all the charm of this magnificent and renowned travel destination.
Mixing aesthetics, architecture, arrondissements and elegance in a very Parisian way, this richly illustrated new volume on the world's most bewitching city shows Paris in all its light, shade, glamour and grandeur. From magnificent squares to exquisit
Author: Marjorie R. Williams
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Provence, France, is justly famous for its dazzling light, vibrant colors, rich history, and flavorful foods and wines. And its markets have been the beating heart of Provençal life since the Middle Ages. In Markets of Provence, Marjorie R. Williams whisks you away to 30 of the best. This pocketable guide, complete with detailed maps and organized by days of the week, gives you all the information you need for your visit to this Mediterranean region. Included are: indispensable advice on timing, navigation, negotiation and payment; tips on etiquette while surveying vendors' produce; and even some French language lessons to help you brush up on your essential français. Complete with restaurant recommendations and other useful tips, this book will help you get the most out of the experience. Supplemented with beautiful full-color photographs and color-coded maps, Markets of Provence is a must-have for every traveler.
Author: Jerome Coignard
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home
Proud villas, farms surrounded by cultivated land, simple stone buildings in the middle of vineyards, and fields of lavender: that’s Provence, and these homes, photographed by Maisons Côte Sud magazine, showcase the region’s beauty and style. On display are brick tiles that stay cool in the summer, big clay pots displayed on either side of a door, mosaic stone paving, sunny kitchens full of yellow and green earthenware, comfortable bedrooms with cotton furnishings, wrought-iron banisters, gates, and window grills, and courtyards bathed in dappled light. It all adds up to a combination of heritage and stylishness unlike any other.
Told in a series of stylish, original essays, New York Times travel bestseller 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and those who love crisp stories well told. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on. Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of travels and living in France to lead you through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. These 100 entries capture art, history, food, fresh air and style and along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who changed the country’s destiny. Ride a white horse in the Camargue, find Paris’s hidden museums, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and buy raspberries at Nice’s Cour Saleya market. From sexy to literary, spiritual to simply gorgeous, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion for the smart and curious traveler to France.
From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey. Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition.
A mighty view of all aspects of Provence, from food and wine to landscape and history. Divided into three chapters, this 544pp book is the largest ever written on one of the worlds most alluring, sun-drenched and seductive cultures. The first section focuses on Provencal cuisine, with over 150 classic recipes, which are delicious, simple and easy to prepare. The second part of the book examines the Provencal way of life, with short essays on the provenance of mountain villages, petanque, artists, museums, pottery, glassblowing, soap manufacturing, textiles, Pastis and the best markets to shop at. The finale is, appropriately, a generous discourse on the wines of the region, from Les Baux, through Cotes de Ventoux and Coteaux de Pierrevert, listing the best wine producers, the best vineyards and how to find them. Over 700 specially shot images form a dazzling panorama of food, wine, landscape and culture.