Roquebrune book in pictures 1970-2000 – André Abbe


Beautiful book of photos of Roquebrune-sur-Argens and Provence. A collection of authentic images, this is Provence without the artifice.
Scenes of life, old trades, customs, traditions... discover our book.



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Provence is so full of stereotypes and preconceived ideas. This book takes the opposite approach, immortalizing scenes of life in his Provencal village from 1970 to 2000. A major difference: these photos are 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 book is a unique account of a 6-year absence: that of a photojournalist who 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 the book "Roquebrune en images

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 !

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.


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The gallery L'oubradou de Abbe Photo is located:
4 boulevard de la Liberté – Place de la Liberté Émile Bresc
83520 Roquebrune sur Argens

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