Reading for the Road:
Books About Provence

At The Slow Road we answer to many names (wanderers, bon vivants, students of life) but first and foremost, we’re a group of dedicated travellers.

That’s why we love compiling reading lists that include those books—from novels to memoirs, and everything in between—that have really opened up our favourite regions.

In this post we’ve rounded up some of our favourite books about Provence.


Must-Read Books about Provence

 

Books About ProvenceThe Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

By Michael Jacobs

With an excellent introduction on the history, culture, landscapes and the pleasures of Southern France, this illustrated guide features 34 towns and villages across Provence from the Vacluse to Bonnieux and Gordes, tranquil Alpine villages and southern vineyards.

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Books About ProvenceThe Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

By Ina Caro

Time travel through France by way of its finest chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history.

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Experience Provence With B&R

See (and Sip) for Yourself

On B&R’s Provence Luberon Biking trip, stray outside the region’s hotspots to see our favourite hidden gems and soak up authentic Provence. It’s a classic experience—with a twist.

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Go Bespoke

The fabled glow that bathes Provence & the Cote d’Azur’s stunning coastline has entranced painters, poets and cyclists for centuries. Find out how we can design a custom trip that’s a work of art in and of itself.

Get Inspired

Books About ProvenceEyewitness Guide Provence & the Cote D’Azur

By Roger Williams

This is an illustrated, colorful guide to the art and architecture, literature, history and attractions of Provence. With photographs and site plans, maps and sections on the Riviera, the Var, Bouches-du-Rhones, Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

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Books About ProvenceThe Yellow House

By Martin Gayford

Gayford chronicles the turbulent three months and texture of the daily lives of Van Gogh and Gauguin in Arles, where they worked side by side in 1888. With 60 b&w reproductions.

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Books About ProvenceA Year in Provence

By Peter Mayle

The original best-selling tale of settling down in Provence, told with warmth and a great deal of humor. It offers a wonderful inside look at the charms and quirks of the people and the countryside in the south of France.

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