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Discover true Provence; beyond the famous food and away from the well trodden paths of tourism. This programme surveys the unique historical background which has made Provence so different from the rest of France.
Well researched snapshots of Provencal history and customs, of its people and their traditions, combine to make both entertaining and educational viewing.
Producer Edmond Nyst was born and bred in Provence. He uses his intimate knowledge of the area to bring this fascinating series to the screen.
The Provencal people, their traditions, language and customs, drawn from historical superstition, mystery and religion
2. O To Be Roman
An ancient Roman presence is clearly evident today. Its influence in unmistakeable in the lifestyle of the Provencal people
3. Saints and Swords
Christianity brought persecution and conflict. It also inspired remarkeable architecture, legend and historical celebrations.
4. A Million years in the Making
Archaeological excavations reveal the lives of ancient inhabitants. Research continues to the present day.
5. A Tale of Two Cities: Marseille and Toulon
The sea brought both cities power and disaster, the wealth of commerce and the misery of piracy and disease.
6. Gift of the Rhone: The Carmargue
A unique ecological balance is maintained in this area where customs, religious and medieval history mingle with an annual migration of gypsies making it a centre for celebration.
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