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The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence (Most Beautiful Villages)

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Provence is a land apart, a territory of outstanding beauty and distinction that has fascinated outsiders since earliest times. The Greeks, the Romans, the barbarians of the North, and the Moors have all left their traces in its villages, from the Luberon to the Alpes-Maritimes.

It is in such smaller communities that the true Provencal spirit can be found: in brilliant sunlight falling across the tightly grouped terra-cotta roofs, or in the shade beneath great plane trees in an ancient square. Such scenes come alive here in Hugh Palmer's photographs and Michael Jacobs' evocative accounts of the most beautiful villages of this, the best-loved of all French provinces.

The book opens with the villages of the Vaucluse and the Bouches-du-Rhone, the region of such architectural gems as Bonnieux and Gordes. Moving east to the Var and eventually the mountains of the Alpine departments, we visit tranquil villages of the center like Les Arcs, set amid some of the finest vineyards of southern France. In stark contrast are the fortified hill villages of the east, perched on crests or terraced along some mountainside.

Synopsis:

True Provencal spirit comes alive here through photographs and evocative accounts of the best-loved of all French provinces.

About the Author

Michael Jacobs's books on European travel include A Guide to Provence.Hugh Palmer is one of Britain's leading photographers of architecture and gardens. His books include The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece, The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence, and The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500289969
Author:
Jacobs, Michael And Hugh Palmer.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Palmer, Hugh
Author:
Jacobs, Michael
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Travel - France
Copyright:
Series:
The Most Beautiful Villages
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
299 color illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.5 x 5 in

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