Provence in Ten Easy Lessons - Peter Mayle

Provence in Ten Easy Lessons

By Peter Mayle

  • Release Date: 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Europe
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings


No one knows Provence like beloved author Peter Mayle, and in this delightful collection—adapted from Provence A-Z: A Francophile’s Essential Handbook—he distills his decades of living in France into ten essential lessons for visitors.

Abandoning the well-trodden “best of” routes that can be found in any tourist guide, Mayle highlights local features vital to an authentic Provençal experience. From ruminations on the unique charms of each season to the art of the siesta, Mayle brings the warmth and beauty of the province vividly to life. And, of course, food and wine also get their due, as Mayle expounds the merits of pastis and a good rosé, explores the mystery of traditional market shopping, and more. Evocative and intimate, Provence in Ten Easy Lessons is charming yet practical reading for ticketed passengers and armchair travelers, alike.

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  • He Does It Again

    By Billy Boy10
    After reading Mayle’s series of brief, but highly accurate, essays about Provence, you are ready to buy your plane ticket. The book transports you to the real Provence life style.
  • Provence in Ten Easy Lessons

    By gbachli
    Peter's books are so enjoyable! However, the book was finished within 10 minutes And I was left begging for more......