Three Great Literary Classics About Provence

L'Occitane presents essential reading for exploring Provence in literature. Let’s discover these books published throughout the world, where the region is represented in an inspiring and poetic way.
By Mélissa Darré

''Manon des Sources'' by Marcel Pagnol (1963)

After ''Jean de Florette'', Marcel Pagnol brilliantly continues his tragedy mixing secrets, revenge and love, in the heart of a peasant village in Provence where water is a coveted resource.

''The Man Who Planted Trees'' by Jean Giono (1953)

Devoted to the nature of Provence, Jean Giono tries, via an encounter with the solitary shepherd Elzéard Bouffier, to invite everyone to "love to plant trees."

''Letters from my Windmill" by Alphonse Daudet (1869)

A great lover of the Fontvieille windmill that he dreamed of owning, Alphonse Daudet delivers in this collection all the perfumes of a Provence populated with picturesque characters.

Three Great Literary Classics About Provence
Three Great Literary Classics About Provence
L'Occitane presents essential reading for exploring Provence in literature
© Fotolia - Anna-Mari West
Three Great Literary Classics About Provence
Three Great Literary Classics About Provence
Let’s discover these books published throughout the world, where the region is represented in an inspiring and poetic way
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