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Invasions in Provence

The Mayles, who have become permanent foreign residents in the Provence region of South France, are confronted with the same issues that the locals have been facing for many seasons. In the summer months of June and July, the Provence, especially its picturesque section known as the Lubéron, is invaded by tourists. Publicity from magazines such as American Vogue and French Vogue, as well as from word of mouth, has spread the news that the Lubéron is a chic area that is a favorite stop for the elite and sophisticated.

The locals do not look forward to this time of year as the quiet elegance of the area gives way to crowds and snarled traffic as well as to the commercialization of the quaint and charming area. Although the French boast about their food, drink and climate, they would prefer to keep these treasures...

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