When Ashley from Curious Provence asked me to write an article for her attractive and interesting blog, I jumped at the chance. She’s covered lots of aspects of the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Vaucluse, so I thought I’d pass on what makes Provence special for me.
Visiting the Côte d’Azur
I’ve stayed in over twenty places in Provence, from Menton in the east to Cassis in the west and Orange in the north and, I confess, it’s my favourite region in the whole of France. It’s also the setting for my latest novel, Stolen Summer, the sequel to Thirty-five Minutes from St Tropez. Although I might not have visited some of the places in the story, researching is a feast for the eyes – all those beautiful photos on the Internet tempting me to visit or write about another new place on the coast or inland – I don’t mind which.