From the moment Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, they never looked back. Here the beloved author of A Year in Provence pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his life in France-the charming and indelible parade of village life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history. He celebrates the café and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals. A celebration of twenty-five years of Provençal living-of lessons learned and changes observed-with his final book Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor.
Auf der Suche nach dem besten Rosé der Provence probierten wir verschiedene Kreationen und Cuvées des Erntejahrs 2018. Dabei kristallisierte sich der REX - Le Roi des Rosés als klarer Favorit heraus. Dieser prächtige Wein stammt aus der Region Côtes de Provence, die für Ihre ganz besonderen Roséweine bekannt ist. Seine Trauben wurden bei Nacht auf Weinbergen in 400 Meter Höhe gelesen, um Ihre Frische vor der Pressung zu bewahren. Das und der hohe Anteil an Mergel und Kalkstein im Boden machen diesen Rosé besonders knackig und mineralisch. Probiere auch Du diesen vorzüglichen Rosé, der einfach Spaß macht.
Ever since leaving his San Francisco business to his associates, filmmaker Christopher Strong has been doing what many of us dream of doing: cycling the French Country backroads with no fixed itinerary, tasting the land and the people as well as the food and wine. As a result of those memorable meetings with exceptional people in amazing places, Christopher Strong has morphed into: The Bicycle Gourmet. He has more than a few all tales to tell. And he´s told them in his multi-media lifestyle adventure series: Treasures of France, on his YouTube channel, in two print books, two audio books, numerous articles for major publications such as Forbes and The Huffington Post, and on his blog, cleverly titled BicycleGourmet.com. Now, in this audiobook, Christopher has selected his personal best. His favorite stories from taking the roads not taken. All you have to do is close your eyes, open your ears, and glide down the French Country backroads. Enjoy listening to The Best of Bicycle Gourmet´s - More Than a Year in Provence. www.bicyclegourmet.com 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Strong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146879/bk_acx0_146879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the moment Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, they never looked back. Here the beloved author of A Year in Provence pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his life in France - the charming and indelible parade of village life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history. He celebrates the café and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals. A celebration of 25 years of Provençal living - of lessons learned and changes observed - with his final book, Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006247/bk_rand_006247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This true story is for anyone whose plans have veered alarmingly off-piste. It will make you laugh. It might also make you cry. Jennifer Gardner quickly discovers that going to Hong Kong to live a beautiful and rich new expatriate life is, as the Chinese proverb says, like looking for ivory in a dog´s mouth. Her new home, unlike those of her favorite authors, is not Tuscany or Provence. Neither is it toddler-free. She should have seen it coming, really. Enduring extreme heat, isolation, and strange expatriates turns out as easy as a snake trying to swallow an elephant. Jen´s husband has work problems, and the local food, throngs, and hospital all intimidate. Jen´s cheery resolve and her health, waver. Then disasters strike. But with them come surprises. Happiness - and hope - hide everywhere. Who can resist a Chinese opera loving taxi driver with eyebrows like blackbird´s wings, or dreams that really happen, or an oasis delivered to one´s door? Or befriending a wise and magisterial woman, who can kill a rat with one stamp of her foot? Due to Foreseen Circumstances celebrates the treasures awaiting us in life´s toughest seasons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Rian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093932/bk_acx0_093932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1834, the British Lord Chancellor, Lord Henry Brougham, was on his way to Nice, still part of Italy and already a popular winter resort with English aristocrats. Because of a cholera epidemic in Provence, the governor of Nice had closed the border so Brougham and his daughter Eleanore were turned back. On their way to Grasse, they stopped for the night at an inn on what is today the Rue du Port in Cannes. Brougham was so taken with the little village of Canoïs that he stayed on, ultimately commissioning a splendid villa named after his daughter. Two years later, the crême de la crême of London high society, fleeing Britain´s dull winter climate, followed Brougham to Cannes. By 1838, the port was under construction and the spectacular seafront, La Croisette, was underway. Ten years later, palace hotels were going up, a poor fishing village had been transformed into a fashionable winter resort with vast mansions, gardens bursting with exotic blooms, grand avenues and promenades. Cannes had become the coast´s leading resort. Then there is the Cannes Film Festival. Every May, film stars and starlets, filmmakers, film buyers, film investors, producers, publicists and autograph seekers take over the whole town. If you can elbow your way into Cannes during the festival season, you´ll find them parading along La Croisette, partying on the yachts that fill the harbor, wheeling and dealing in hotel rooms, restaurants and bars. And then there is Antibes. I discovered that I loved Antibes on my first trip to the South of France. It has remained my favorite town on the Riviera ever since. Every house seems bursting with flowers. Geraniums, oleanders, bougainvilla, grape vines, palms and yucca plants tumble out of pots and cover golden stone walls. American millionaires discovered Antibes-Juan les Pins at the beginning of the 20th century. They built enormous mansions on the Cap d´Antibes or took over ones built earlier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031112/bk_acx0_031112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us is not just another bucketlist of big-ticket items. We´ve all heard about Venice and, yes, it is probably worth going to Italy to see its waterways, but hopefully you´ll take away something more from this book: a resolve to live life to the fullest--to add a dash of joie de vivre to every day. You Only Live Once will inspire readers of all ages to seize the moment, channel their inner hero, explore the world, create moments they will celebrate for years to come, and share their incredible stories. Providing suggestions for life´s essential experiences for every stage of life, this eclectic gift book is the perfect manual for a life well-lived. Anyone can sleep in a castle, sail a ship, make a music pilgrimage, and so much more. What all the book´s ideas have in common is that they´re starting points. They will reignite long-forgotten desires - to learn an instrument or a language - or spark new and unexpected ambitions: why shouldn´t you move to Provence for a year? When you know what´s stopping you, you can start working on a solution. Perhaps this book will be as useful in helping you identify obstacles as will be for refining your month´s or your year´s travel experiences. Then it´s time to turn to Lonely Planet´s extensive travel resources and begin planning the rest of your life. Combining stunning photography with illustrations and infographics, it will surprise and entertain with a quirky mix of experiences everyone should try at some point in their life. ´You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough.´ - Mae West About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet´s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers´ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, and 2014 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See the Northern Lights in Reykjavik, party in Amsterdam, or ride in a gondola through Venice; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Europe and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Best of Europe: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, customs, etiquette Over 50 color maps Covers London, Scottish Highlands, Dublin, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Provence, Barcelona, Lisbon, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Rome, Venice, Florence, Tuscany and more. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best of Europe, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on Europe´s most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the continent has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet Europe. Looking for a comprehensive guide with tips on stretching your money for an extended continental tour, check out Lonely Europe on a shoestring. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You´ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia)