Postcard "The shepherd and his sheep on the Rock of Roquebrune" in Provence – photo André Abbe


Postcard of a 1984 archive photo by photographer and journalist André Abbe.

Printed by a craftsman: Obiprint (Nice, France).

Sold unframed, images are for illustrative purposes only.

On the reverse, a discreet text by André Abbe:
"Winter 1984, herd outing in the garrigue at the foot of Rocher de Roquebrune, Var, Provence - photo: André Abbe".



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Provence is full of stereotypes and preconceived ideas. This photo is different. It immortalizes scenes from life in the Provencal village of Roquebrune sur Argens in 1979. A major difference: this photo is taken from the inside, on the spot. The inhabitants of Roquebrune sur Argens might have refused to be photographed. André Abbe is different: André is one of them, born in the village, from an old farming family.

This collection is part of the book "Roquebrune en images". It's the view of a photojournalist who has traveled the world without ever leaving his native village for long.
The photographer's eye, the journalist's pen, the stories of a native of Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Var).

Reviews of Abbe Photo products

A richness... Memory... A common story, the love of this village and the soul of the deceased... A huge emotion for me...

Sabine A.

I didn't know Roquebrune. It made me want to discover these surroundings and its rock. But beyond a place, I went through an era: the intergenerational mixtures of the past, the bonfires of Saint John and the village festivals and their floats... So many good memories...

Clement C.

Each photo, all the texts project me back to when I accompanied my parents and grandparents in all the work in the fields (especially the harvest). It is a hymn to the "true", with deep roots. Delicious Proust's madeleines, which make you feel good.

Giselle P.L.

They're talking about the book Roquebrune en images !

It is the memory of our region.

Eric C.

A nice and moving ride season after season, which we really can't get enough of.

Frédérique M.

Under the sun of Provence, a small village between the Mediterranean and Argens. To remember.

Jean-Pierre V.


Objective no. 1: save a unique photo collection of Provence and the world between 1970 and 2000 by digitizing André Abbe's 100,000 archive photos by 2030.

Objective no. 2: Annual photo exhibitions at the Maison Abbe in Roquebrune sur Argens since 2021

Objective n°3: Vintage photos of Provence's heritage, anecdotes, travel stories, to be found every day on our Facebook page
and on Instagram

Objective 4: Publish books and create souvenirs to self-finance our projects


Where to find this photo product in store

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This product is exclusively available online.

Other questions about this product or the Abbe Photo association?

Abbe Photo's L'oubradou gallery is now closed. You can find the products online.

By e-mail: francois @ (remove spaces)

By post: Abbe Photo - 2 rue de l'église - 83520 Roquebrune sur Argens

By phone : 07 83 10 40 46 (or from abroad +33 7 83 10 40 46)

By fax : sorry, we don't have any more paper (just kidding!)

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Additional information


14cm x 14cm (5.5" x 5.5")


Thick 350g/m2 mat coated paper


PEFC label sustainable forest management

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