Provence Lifestyle Books

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Cooking in Provence

Alex Mackay shares his passion for the relaxed, rural lifestyle and simple cooking of Provence.


Patricia Wells at Home in Provence

175 country recipes from Provence resident Patricia Wells, with the emphasis on of simplicity.


Provence Cookbook

Patricia Wells shares her favourite recipes as well guides to markets, suppliers and vineyards in Provence.

A Pig in Provence

Cluinary exploration of Provence - the author captures the details of living in a place where the culture of the table ties a community together.


Chef in Provence

Recipes from local chef Edouard Loubet who runs the excellent Bastide de Capelongue in Bonnieux.


Provence lifestyle

Provencal Escapes

In celebration of beautiful homes in Provence. Ranging from restored stone farm buildings to pared-down modern style, small chateau to a tiny holiday retreat overlooking the sea.


Provence Style

Indoors and out, the elements to bring the style of the south of France into your homes, from furniture to textiles and fabrics, and from faience pottery to metalwork. Also covered are architectural elements, gardens, and patios.


The art of Provence

Provence 500 Photos

Glowing pictures in a stunning tour of Provence's greatest sights.


Provence Sketchbook

Provence through the eye of the watercolourist, exploring the landscapes and architecture of the region.


Luberon Carnet

French language. Some of the Luberon's most beautiful landscapes by the illustrator Denis Clavreul.

The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence

Fascinating biographical treatment of the time van Gogh and Gauguin shared a house in Arles.
Coffee-table books

Most Beautiful Villages
of Provence

A photographic celebration of the most beautiful villages of Provence, from the mountains of Luberon to the village perchees of the Alpes-Maritimes - their architecture, landscape and people.

Living in Provence

A book of sumptuous photos giving a glimpse into some of the best private homes and gardens in Provence, ranging from contemporary villas to village farmhouses, from log cabins to historical homes. Celebrates Provence as a way of life more than just a place.

Provence Artists Gardens

More than twenty gardens designed and created by some of the most renowned contemporary artists in the world, all of whom have settled in Provence. Their gardens take many forms, from imposing sculpture parks to delicate assemblages and spaces inspired by Italian classical gardens.

Lavender: Fragrance of Provence

Hans Silvester, who has lived in Provence for almost 40 years, has photographed lavender in all four seasons, capturing the changing colors, shapes, and formal beauty of the plant. The text also discovers the history of lavender, its commercial and therapeutic uses.



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