Tuesday, 9 October 2012

a year in Provence

Menerbes, Peter Mayle country.

Ménerbes became famous in the English-speaking world when in 1990, British author, Peter Mayle, regaled his readers with the highs and lows of a British expat who settled in the village of Menerbes.  One of his books was made into a film, A Good Year,  (2006) directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe when he wasn't "fighting 'round the world"...  The area was, of course, already famous for a far more previous inhabitant, the Marquis de Sade who lived in Lacoste, which you can see from Menerbes.

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