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Marseillan  free pdf Vista-hardened travel writers surrender to the charms of Marseillan the minute they hit the port. "The Sunday Times" described it as "like St Tropez before Bardot", "The Guardian" went further, enchanted by "wrought-iron balconies splattered with flowers", and hailing the "undeniable frisson" and "early Riviera vibe". Even France's own Le Figaro simply declared Marseillan as "The new art of living". After centuries selling wine to the world, the principal export of Marseillan is love at first sight. The story of the oldest village in France is one of buccaneers and true independent spirits, of a fisherman risking all to save a damsel in distress, of adventurers and farmers, of men of the soil and revolutionaries, of poets and feminists and the secret of James Bond's favourite tipple. But this book uses Marseillan as the starting point of a personal tour of an enchanting region. In what is part diary, part secret address book, the award-winning author Laurence Phillips shares his favourite places with gossip, witty observations and passion for the Languedoc lifestyle. Memories of local families, first impressions of strangers and plenty of tales learnt of long lingering lunches. Find the restaurant in Montpellier where you cook your own lunch in the kitchen, and meet a market stallholder in Beziers who will take your shopping and make you a meal then and there. Spend a week exploring the Canal du Midi, relive the ages of crusaders and Cathar heretics, discover a hidden Jewish heritage trail and find the seaside inspiration of a generation of impressionists and modern artists. Besides Marseillan's sights, sites and stories, discover over 150 places to eat

About Laurence Philips

Laurence Phillips is an award-winning author, lyricist and travelwriter, who has spent more than ten years exploring the Languedoc. He has written many guidebooks to France. The Bradt Guide to Lille and his guide to Eurostar cities were twice voted Guidebook of the Year. His revisiting of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Travels with a Donkey was chosen as best summer read of 2009.

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Author : Laurence Philips
Publisher : Imprint Illyria Books
Data Published : 25 June 2011
ISBN : 0955824710
EAN : 9780955824715
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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