Sometimes books and movies can inspire one to travel. We will be travelling to Provence later this Spring and on purpose, watched the movie A Good Year with Russell Crowe. Then by accident, I read the book The Girl You Left Behind which also happens to be set in Southern France. Both book and movie have a richness and texture to them that I could never have gotten from a guidebook.
A Good Year
Recently someone asked me how I came up with Provence to visit, and I had to think hard about it, I honestly could not remember. Then I remembered. I saw a photo of the fields of lavender and knew I had to go there.