Anyone who has visited Provence knows that it is more than just a place of spectacular beauty, it is also a way of life. These 500 photos include all things distinctly Provencal, from piled-up spices, dried lavender, cheeses, and olive oil at an outdoor market, to vineyards, poppy fields, and festive printed fabrics - this book brings home the unmistakable flavor of a beloved destination. Attracting travelers from across the globe, Provence offers the visitor peace and tranquility in the striking beauty of landscapes ablaze with color: from ocher hills and lavender fields, to stark cliffs and swaying olive trees. Gerard Sioen, an internationally recognized photographer and himself an inhabitant of Provence, takes the reader on a personal photographic tour of Provence's most celebrated sights. He showcases the region's wealth of architectural styles - from contemporary villas to log cabins, and from village farmhouses to historical homes. Clusters of men try their luck at petanques on the village square, where a few hours earlier a soap maker was offering her wares at the outdoor market.
Sioen plays hide-and-seek with the native mountain goats, sheep, and horses, and immortalizes an apricot sunset above a terracotta hilltop village. This stunning array of 500 photographs revels in all the charm of this magnificent and renowned travel destination.
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(207mm x 150mm x 33mm)
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Author Biography - Gerard Sioen
Gerard Sioen began taking pictures in 1975, when he was eighteen years old. He has traveled all over the world and has published numerous travel photography books including titles on California, Egypt, and the Camargue. He now resides in the south of France and has opened three galleries in the region to exhibit his work: two in Provence (St. Remy and Gordes) and one in Pays Cathare (Carcassonne).