Here’s a great Review of Footsteps from

Everyone knows the greatest holidays are the ones where “we bumped into this local guy, who knew about all the secret spots and gave us bits and pieces of information and facts that no-one else knew.” Nobody wants to go to every single tourist hotspot and, if they do, they want to tick the right boxes as swiftly as possible and indulge in the more region-centric quirks and people.” This book IS that guy who you bumped into.

It’s a highly personal thing, when it comes to choosing what to do and where to go when you visit a region of the world. Especially when it comes to a place like Provence and the Luberon Valley, where the language is different and some genuine local insight is all you really need.

The beauty of Simon Burrow’s Footsteps is that he actually lives in the Luberon Valley – Menerbes, to be exact. Ridley Scott the Hollywood director lives in the same area. And yes it is the same place that Peter Mayle lived when he wrote the famous A Year In Provence. The difference here, is that Peter Mayle’s book was never written as a guide. Footsteps is meant to be a guide but, to be honest, a few friends have borrowed my copy and they all seem to read it cover to cover. And they weren’t even planning on going to Provence. Now they are! it’s thatgood.

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Some stunning highlights:

– Lou Luberon in Robion – owner is Lou the retired Marseilles heavyweight boxer there is no service from the bar at lunch between 13h00 and 13h15 (peak of lunchtime) due to the news being on TV.

– Then there is Ridley Scott and the Avignon Professor with his chickens. Ridley complained 6 times in court – it was thrown out, he tried to give the Prof €60,000 to get rid of his 36 chickens who crowed each morning and so the Prof refused and bought 80 more – now he has erected a statue of a crowing rooster outside Ridley’s entrance road!

And just wait until you learn about the roundabouts on the roads and how they are the link between the government and the freemasons!


– A (very) short History of Provence
– Day Trips – The Golden Triangle
– Day Trips – The Grand Luberon
– Day Trips – Les Alpilles
– Day Trips – The Pope’s tour
– Day Trips – The Mediterranean, Cassis, the Calanques and the Foreign Legion
– Day Trips – Horses of the Camargue
– Day Trips – The Lavender Tour
– Your Home from Home – The Luberon Valley
– Les Marches – The Markets
– Something different – The Turnarounds
– Something different – The ‘Hullo’ Magazine Tour
– Something different – The French Huguenots Tour
– Something different – The Artists’ Tour
– Something different – The Waters of Provence
– Something different – The Childrens’ Tour
– Finding your way around a French Supermarket
– Special places to eat, drink and smell
– The Ladies of the Road

Merci bien, Seth!


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