A Year in Provence Setting & Symbolism

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The Mistral

The Mistral is the wind that comes from Russia, and blows menacingly across the south of France. It wreaks havoc on the dispositions of all who live in the area, forcing them indoors and out of its path.

The Lubyron Mountains/ Lubyron valley

This area known as the Vaucluse encompasses several villages. The Lubyron Mountains reach an altitude of 3,500 feet and run for forty miles to the west and east. This is where the Mayles' home is located. Many grapes are harvested here, as well as melons and other fruits and vegetables, herbs and mushrooms. This is also an area where the fall hunting season takes place.

Language

The language spoken in Provence is French, but the accent is different from other parts of France. Peter describes it as "a rich, soupy patois, emanating from somewhere at the back of the throat and passing through...

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