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…


Small cover copy400Stories 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