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...

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...

Book review – France a Modern History

France – A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror, St Martin’s Press, November 2016 by Jonathan Fenby. review by Jamie Ivey France has been a confusing place to live over the past few years...