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Provence including Monaco and the Côte d'Azur : an inspired anthology & travel resource
Kerper, Barrie.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York: Three Rivers Press, [2001]

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x, 578 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
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DC611.P958 P725 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A NEW SERIES DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS WHO WANT MORE THAN A GUIDEBOOK Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource-a compass of sorts-pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination.

THIS EDITION ON PROVENCE, the cote d'Azur, and monaco FEATURES:
* Distinguished writers, such as Peter Mayle, Mary Cantwell, Alexandra Foges, Patricia Wells, Herbert Gold, Lorraine Alexander, Gully Wells,Linda Dannenberg, Randall Rothenberg, Cary Marriott, Cara De Silva, Jeffrey Robinson, Frank Prial, and Judith Thurman, who share seductive pieces on Provence's Roman influence, the unsung glories of Marseille, the region's beaches, gardens, and wine, and Aix-en-Provence's famous almond calissons.

*Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings.

*An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, tipping, and parler pointu to cafes, film, hiking, and le soleil.

Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Travele r books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.

Author Notes

BARRIE KERPER is an avid traveler and reader who has lived abroad. She previously worked for the travel book division of the original Banana Republic.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Kerper's obsessive article clipping has resulted in this latest addition to the "Collected Traveler" series. (The previous two titles include guide to Paris and Central Italy.) The bulk of this guide consists of reprints on the south of France by, among others, Peter Mayle, Frank Prial, and Jeffrey Robinson, that originally appeared in the New York Times, Gourmet, Traveler, and other publications. Kerper, an ardent traveler who worked for the travel book division of the original Banana Republic, starts off with a quirky A-Z section on practical advice. In the "Accommodations" section, she provides a good overview of available restaurants and hotels but does not include specific recommendations. She also limits the necessary advice on fishing to three brief lines while including some pointless entries ("le bisou," the kiss) or filing other entries under the French (markets are found under "marchs"). All in all, the essays make for inspiring reading and are worth the price of the book. However, they suffer from an indecipherable format and a serious lack of practical tourist information. For larger public libraries only.DLinda M. Kaufmann, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Joanne KaufmanPeter MayleJeffrey TaylerAlexandra FogesAlexander LobranoLorraine AlexanderCatherine TexierCatharine ReynoldsWalter WellsT. D. AllmanHerbert GoldJohn LukacsLorraine AlexanderGully WellsLinda DannenbergJoel Stratte-McClureRachel BillingtonRandall RothenbergCary MarriottJeffrey RobinsonGully WellsCara De SilvaJeffrey RobinsonKathleen BeckettAnthony Dias BlueFrank J. PrialAlexandre LazareffCatharine ReynoldsPatricia WellsMary CantwellLorraine AlexanderJudith ThurmanJeffrey RobinsonLorraine AlexanderGourmet magazineClive IrvingKaren BaarRobert WernickGully WellsDoone BealKaren Taylor
Introductionp. 1
Renseignements Pratiques
A-Z Renseignements Pratiquesp. 18
"Travel Light? Yeah, Right!"p. 114
Le Kiosque--Points de Vue
"France's Favorite Country"p. 120
"Another French Revolution: In Marseilles, Europe Confronts Its North African Future"p. 125
Bibliothequep. 151
"Rome's Resort"p. 162
"Marseille"p. 184
"La Route Cezanne"p. 195
"Glimpses of the Real Provence"p. 198
"The Camargue"p. 207
"One from the Heart"p. 217
Bibliothequep. 226
La Cote d'Azur
"Riviera Revue"p. 236
"St.-Tropez"p. 250
"The Riviera in Winter: Menton Then and Now"p. 262
"Cap Ferrat: A Place in the Sun"p. 269
"La Vie en Eze"p. 281
"Riviera Retro"p. 289
"Looking Down on the Riviera"p. 296
Bibliothequep. 307
"A Promenade in Monte Carlo"p. 310
Bibliothequep. 319
Saveurs Provencaux
"Tasting Inventory"p. 322
"Provence Olives and the 'Liquid Gold' Oil"p. 331
"Bouillabaisse"p. 340
"Bouillabaisse: Tempest in a Fishpot"p. 348
"The Chickpea's Shining Moment"p. 355
"A Stirring Treatise on Ratatouille"p. 360
"Provence's Almond Calissons"p. 370
"The Wines of the Sun"p. 374
"Wine Talk"p. 385
Bibliothequep. 389
A Table!
"Coastal Cuisine"p. 398
"Dining in the French Countryside"p. 401
"France's Rolling Pizza Parlors"p. 404
"A Memorable Meal: In M.F.K. Fisher's Footsteps"p. 409
Bibliothequep. 412
Les Personalites
"Matisse on the Riviera"p. 416
"Colette's Riviera"p. 435
"Villa America"p. 449
"Picasso at the Beach"p. 460
"An American in Provence"p. 470
Bibliothequep. 476
Jardins, Musees, et Monuments
"Relish the Rhone"p. 482
"Just Your Garden-Variety Riviera"p. 504
"Maeght Foundation, Where Art Is Fine and the Grass Green"p. 510
"The Boulevard: Live the Dream"p. 519
"The Cours Saleya of Nice"p. 530
Bibliothequep. 538
Des Belles Choses
"Objects of Desire"p. 546
Des Belles Chosesp. 563
Bibliothequep. 573