Impressions of France for my French Travel Books

Lovely watercolour artworks from an original idea by my book illustrator – so looking forward to being back in these seascapes and landscapes. I do love to mix up my illustrations in my French travel books with photography and some original artwork.

I think an artists impression allows your imagination to take you into the scene and if you travel there eventually it is interesting to see how your thoughts compare with the reality. France of course and especially Provence and Brittany are ideal for an artist to enjoy and interpret.

Please enjoy my Travel books – LINK TO YOUR COUNTRY : https://bit.ly/bookneal

Watercolor Brittany beach scene for my next French travel book
Olive trees and lavender in the Luberon Provence

Lavender fields at Cereste Provence
Paris & France – Travel now

Published by Neal Atherton

My passion is writing about travel and particularly French travel. I have traveled extensively in France and wine and food has always featured on my travels and now in my books. My friends always await our return from France with the latest new finds from the vineyards and I was more than happy to keep sampling. I am from Lancashire in the north of England but have now relocated to Somerset (nearer to France) and able to enjoy devoting my time to writing and new discoveries. France came late to me as a destination, in fact so conservative was my travel upbringing that it was a long time before I even ventured to Cornwall. I have more than made up for the slow start and have enjoyed helping many others with their travel plans to France and especially to Paris and Provence. I have written a series of four books on France - Three are now on Amazon:THE FIRST TIME WE SAW PARIS about our first steps in French Travel, THYME FOR PROVENCE our discovery of that glorious region and the people and places we met and discovered, A DREAM OF PARIS a personal memoir of our times in Paris with friends. France has been fun, we have been burgled on our very first arrival, we discovered the best cafe that changed our travel lives on the very next day, we learnt about French wine, we escaped from the most horrendous gite, we found the best of gites, B & B's and people, we laughed and cried with dear friends in Paris, I was hosed down by a crazy owner to cool me down in Provence, our breakfast in a remote village was served by the French army, we stepped totally out of our comfort zone and discovered the best of French culture. The experiences are varied and many and please come with me as I retell the stories and my footsteps are there to follow. I am also writing about ancestry and genealogy and my first book about our incredible family story themed around war and the military is now on Amazon - A BULLET FOR LIFE. I love the English game of cricket, golf, soccer, photography, walking and cooking. Oh, and travel of course.

2 thoughts on “Impressions of France for my French Travel Books

  1. I have found exactly the same with my own illustrator and blogging friend at Vinthropology. She saw things I hadn’t realised I saw, and gave me insights I wouldn’t have seen for myself. Are you working on a new book?
    I wrote an email to you a few days back thanking you for the brilliant review of my own book, hope you got it and I wasn’t spammed 🀞

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    1. Brian Hi I really appreciated your kind e-mail re my review. Apologies for not replying but I am determined to sit down and have a catch up e-mail and message day with everyone tomorrow, I will get a proper reply over to you. Best wishes Neal

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