Thyme for Provence

People, Places and Lavender

The second book in my French Travel Book Series and the first time we toured France by car

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Paris is the most atmospheric of cities. The sights, the people, the restaurants and cafes are evocative of memorable travel and times past. This is a small selection of my photography taken over several visits and rendered in black and white. Please enjoy these and my books on Paris and France are available on Amazon.

Provence – Beautiful in landscape and produce

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French travel guide book Thyme for Provence
“Like sitting with a friend telling you about his trip”   Goodreads
“Descriptions were awesome”    Goodreads       
“Lovely descriptions and atmospheric moments”  Goodreads
“Real to life and not just a travelog”   Amazon US Verified

This is an affectionate account of our French travels in Provence – meeting so many remarkable (and eccentric) people and places over a 20 year period travelling by car from the North of England.

Is it a guide book? Well, the people and places are there but I really want to inspire you to make your own journey and treasure this gorgeous region of breathtaking scenery and the finest food and wine. 

If not, then be entertained from your armchair and let your imagination take you to the lavender fields in a delightful summer read. Enjoy until we can travel again.

PLEASE ‘LOOK INSIDE’ for the first part of the book

‘Monsieur, vous êtes très chaud du voyage

– you are hot from the journey, oui?’

I could only agree that I was indeed the very picture of the Englishman in the noonday sun.

She broke away from watering her extensive and beautiful enclosed garden.

‘I will cool you down’

Turning the hose on my fully clothed self she most certainly did that.

Excerpt from THYME for PROVENCE – our encounter in Lourmarin and our eccentric host

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed

Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2020

I enjoyed this book so very much. As I read it, I felt like I was sitting with a friend and he was telling me about his trip. The descriptions of the countryside were awesome only outdone by the ones about the food I recommend it and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Lavender fields near Banon France
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Mont Ventoux from outside of the village of Bonnieux Provence France
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Cafe du Commerce Forcalquier Provence

Part travel guide, part memoir, Neal’s love for France shines through every page. Lots of food and wine to enjoy: I would have enjoyed joining Neal and his wife sitting outside restaurants and eating home cooked food on the barbecue at their gîte. I’ve travelled to some of the places he visited, and his descriptions make me want to visit a lot of the others. A great armchair travel book

fabulouschrissie 5.0 out of 5 stars Love of Provence

Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2020

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