expatriates left Washington DC in search of the ideal place to retire
where climate, culture, accessibility and natural beauty all had a role
to play. Curious about the vaunted quality of life in the south
of France, they traveled the length and width of Provence where,
preferring the city to the countryside, they decided to settle in the
ancient town of Aix-en-Provence. That was in 1998 and Taking Root in Provence is
the story of their slow integration into the French
mainstream -- both easier and more difficult than expected but
a series of vignettes Anne-Marie Simons gives us a warts-and-all
picture of life among the French and with warmth and humor shares her
lessons learned. Contrary to most publications about Provence, this
focuses on life in the city rather than the quiet countryside, and
promises to be both informative and revealing to those who want to
spend more than
a passing holiday here.
You can take a look inside the book here.
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