Taking Root in Provence

Taking Root in Provence

by Anne-Marie Simons
     
 

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They agreed on one thing before retiring-they would travel, sniff around at other countries and other lifestyles, and discover along the way which place came closest to "having it all." There they would drop anchor and go with the flow. The going has been good, so much so that these former Washingtonians have decided to make France their permanent home.
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They agreed on one thing before retiring-they would travel, sniff around at other countries and other lifestyles, and discover along the way which place came closest to "having it all." There they would drop anchor and go with the flow. The going has been good, so much so that these former Washingtonians have decided to make France their permanent home.
They chose the city over the countryside and took on the challenges and pleasures of Aix-en-Provence, where they have been doing as the locals do for more than a decade now. The daily markets, strikes, gypsies, curious villagers,
ancient traditions, truffle cheaters, pagan and religious celebrations, secret swimming spots in the middle of Marseilles-it's all there to be suffered and enjoyed. Not to mention an interest in food that borders on the obsessive. Add good weather, a pinch of hedonism, a dose of culture, and it all adds up to that elusive prize: quality of life.
In this collection of vignettes, take a ride in the slow lane with Taking Root in Provence, through la France profonde, ancient Roman cities, and that wonderful blend of the old and new worlds that is today's Provence.

Editorial Reviews

James Cox
France is a romantic destination for many, but it's not all it's cracked up to be at first sight. "Taking Root in Provence" is a discussion of not only visiting Provence, France, but also calling it home sweet home. Author Anne-Marie Simons has seen a good deal of it, and presents her ideas for those who want to try this endeavor. Touching on everything from food, culture, and more, her information will help readers decide if France truly is the best place for them. "Taking Root in Provence" is

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013566132
Publisher:
Distinction Press
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
1,152,195
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Anne-Marie Simons has worked as a translator, teacher, journalist, sportswriter (covering Formula 1 races), and director of corporate communications. Her Argentine husband, Oscar, left a career in international development banking to become an expert on Provençal cooking and other local pleasures.

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