French Essence: Ambience, Beauty and Style in Provence

Author(s): Vicki Archer

Biography & Memoir

French Essence is a celebration of life in Provence, one of the most charming regions of France. Vicki Archer reveals the underpinnings of that famous French ambience and sense of style, and offers inspiration to all of us who want to understand the beauty, experience the lifestyle and emulate the interiors of this exquisite part of the world. Ten years ago, Vicki Archer bought and restored a seventeenth-century property in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, and told the story in her book, My French Life. Now, in collaboration again with celebrated photographer Carla Coulson, she shares with us her love for Provence.


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Vicki Archer was born in Hobart and raised in Sydney. Her first overseas trip at the age of ten sparked a passion for travel and adventure that has never ceased. In the last twenty years she has travelled extensively throughout France and become enamoured with the French way of life. Since 2000 Vicki has lived between London and Provence with her husband and three children. In 2006 Penguin published Vicki's first book, My French Life. Carla Coulson's photographs have been published in Marie Claire, Gourmet Traveller and Collezione, among others. She is the author of Paris Tango and Italian Joy.

General Fields

  • : 9781921382031
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Lantern
  • : April 2009
  • : Australia
  • : October 2012
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Vicki Archer
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 900
  • : 242
  • : Places & peoples: general interest; Biography & autobiography
  • : Illustrations