If you’re looking for a travel book with a difference, look no further than A Year in Provence. This charming account of life in the south of France was written by Peter Mayle, who moved there from England with his wife and young son in 1987. The resulting book is a delightful exploration of everything that makes the region so special – its food, wine, history and culture.
For who is this book for ?
A Year in Provence is the perfect book for travel lovers who are looking for an off-the-beaten path destination. Mayle’s charming descriptions of life in the south of France will make readers feel like they’re right there alongside him, experiencing all the region has to offer.
- Written by Peter Mayle, who moved to Provence in 1987
- Charmingly explores the region’s food, wine, history and culture
- A delightful read for anyone interested in travel
- The book may be a little too touristy for some readers.
- It’s not a comprehensive guide to Provence
- more of an impressionistic snapshot.
- Mayle’s style is very anecdotal and often humorous, so it may not appeal to everyone.
Learn more about the author
Peter Mayle is an English author who has written both fiction and non-fiction books. His most famous work, A Year in Provence, tells the story of his family’s move to France and their subsequent adventures living in the south of the country.
“A Year in Provence is an absolute delight from beginning to end. Peter Mayle captures the unique feel of this corner of France with wit and warmth, making for a sometimes hilarious, often informative and always entertaining read.”
“This is a gem of a book. Equal parts love letter to the south of France and informative guidebook, A Year in Provence provides readers with an insider’s view of one of Europe’s most beautiful regions.”
“A Year in Provence is the perfect book to escape into. Peter Mayle’s charming account of his move from England to France with his wife and young son is full of wonderful descriptions of life in the south of France, from its food and wine to its history and culture.”
“A Year in Provence is an armchair traveler’s dream. Not only does Peter Mayle give a charming description of the French countryside and its inhabitants, but he weaves in his own personal experiences (both good and bad) with humor and insight.”