Our hiking group recently handed me a present as we wrapped up our hiking around the French Riviera for the season. It's a book. Actually, it's a jewel.
I noticed it at the library shortly after its publication in 2007, but now I can ponder over its gorgeous photography while the Mistral wind howls too much for us to ramble. I'll share a few of its photos (all by Jean-Marc Fichaux) below:
The book includes a dash of text at the beginning of each chapter. It talks about the Chartreuse de La Verne charterhouse, the coast by the Maures, vineyards, olive trees, cork oaks, and the destructive blood-red flames of forest fires.
All writing is in French, but the photography speaks for itself. Makes a great present to those who love this lesser-known area of the French Riviera.