Book Review: Lourmarin History

Lourmarin – Traces d’Histoire La Valmasque Bulletin 110, 2021 I picked up this interesting book in the Lourmarin Tabac/Press. For those without the time or energy for 220 pages in French, I thought I would no...

5 Best Secret Sights in Provence

Jamie Ivey, the author of the Moon Guide to Provence (Dec 2019), selects his favourite "secret sights" La Chapelle Notre Dame de La Pitié; Sanary Sur Mer High on the headland to the west of Sanary Sur Mer p...

The five best shops in Provence

A personal selection of the most enjoyable places to shop in Provence by author of the Moon Guide to Provence, Jamie Ivey. 1.Rose and Marius, Aix en Provence, 3 Rue Thiers. The founder of Rose and Marius, Mag...

Exclusive: The story of Homme au Journal

Provence art Gerard Isirdi speaks about the creation of an iconic Provence art image Visit a second home in Provence and you are more than likely to encounter the Homme au Journal poster of Gerard Isirdi. ...

Camargue Safari

Just back from a Camargue Safari researching the Moon Guide to Provence. Here's 10 things I learnt: The Camargue is responsible for France's entire production of rice. Pump houses along the Petit Rhone,...

Working in Provence

Provence Guru catches up with the architect who became a baker Pascal Coutaz gave up his career as an architect to bake bread. He will sell in Lourmarin market and from his shop in the old Lauris station on th...