Curious Histories of Provence

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CURIOUS HISTORIES OF PROVENCE: Tales from the South of France

Ahh, Provence… that magical place in the south of France. It fills our minds with images of lazy, sunny days sitting in the central square of a quaint village, just drinking in the ambience.

While that’s all very pleasant, you can add an extra layer of enjoyment to your Provençal experience by discovering the stories and histories that shaped this area and its people.

Here are just a few of the tales that you’ll discover in this book:

  • Why do those noisy cicadas sing so loudly?
  • How did Martha deal with the dreadful local dragon?
  • What did Nostradamus predict in Provence?
  • In the Provençal Christmas story, why is Bethlehem in France?
  • How did Buffalo Bill have a lasting effect on the region?

And much more…

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Stories and Histories…

What better way to really understand a region than by learning its history and listening to its stories?

In this book, I’ll share with you some of the intriguing tales that I’ve discovered about that magical place known as Provence. From cicadas to dragons, and Nostradamus to Buffalo Bill, this book is filled with informative and entertaining stories about the south of France.

I hope you’ll enjoy perusing them as much as I’ve enjoyed finding them and writing about them.

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Cat w book rightI wish Margo had been my history teacher!

Whenever I read Margo’s work I wish (a) I could teleport to France and (b) that she’d been my history teacher!

–  Nancy Campbell

cat w book leftThe entertaining writing style and fun facts are a winning combination.

This book will teach you interesting facts about Provençal customs, traditions and history as well as give you ideas about what to see and where to go while in Provence. You will meet monsters, dragons and saints, gypsies, bulls and white horses plus learn about kings, Gardians and scholars. And that’s just a selection of what is on offer!

For a short break in Provence, this is the only guidebook you will need. It is quick and easy to read; so a perfect choice to get you into the mood for your holiday in Provence if you’re lucky enough to have one planned. If not, you will at least feel like you’ve been there. It’s also an entertaining and informative read that will ensure you want to return to Provence to discover all it has to offer.

– French Village Diaries

Cat w book rightWow, I never knew that!

Love this, full of quirky and fascinating facts and anecdotes that make you smile and go “wow, I never knew that!”. The author has clearly researched a huge amount and she pulls it all together in a really fun and interesting way… great read.

– Amazon Customer

You’ll want to head to France to explore Provence!cat w book left

Fair warning to all of you who might be history buffs or inquisitive readers, the latest book by Margo Lestz ‘Curious Histories of Provence’ will draw you into its pages of historical facts, legends and traditions and keep you wanting to learn more.  You’ll want to head to France to explore Provence, the land of sunny days and quaint villages armed with the stories and histories that shaped the area.

– Read the entire review from A French Collection


margo cake book 04 copyMargo Lestz

Margo Lestz is American by birth but now divides her time between London, England and Nice, France (with a sprinkling of other places thrown in for good measure). Life in a foreign country is never dull and every day is a new learning experience.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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