“Where do you live Elisabeth? Beauvoisin in the Gard, this is where I grew up, this is where I live “, thus begins the work of Elisabeth Roux dedicated to her native village. “This is my very personal vision, says Elisabeth, I made this answer what I felt for my village, how I liked it, what I found there. It’s a book on the present, the Beauvoisin of today, it was not about reviving the past. “
Originally, a malaise linked to professional daily life, a skills assessment eligible for his training account and a remote meeting, pandemic obliges, with his guide, Anita Olland. “The dialogue settled naturally with Anita, she knew how to guide me. To his questions about my region, I replied with a text illustrated with photos. Writing allowed me to rediscover my support and my Beauvois roots. I told myself that my village was not the most beautiful but that it had advantages due to its environment “, explains the author. It is true that Beauvoisin, nestled at the foot of the Costières, between sea and mountains in the heart of the Petite Camargue, is rich in cultural and natural heritage that begs to be discovered.
Throughout the pages, the writing is fluid embellished by photos, another of her passions, Élisabeth takes us between plains and marshes, to the kingdom of sandstone and its rolled pebbles, from Beauvoisin to Franquevaux, a classified site, an initiatory journey. “I explain our traditions, our customs, our votive festival, the love we have for the bull and the Camargue horse, our history, the music school … My wish is to make my work available to the town hall for new arrivals so that they can discover the peculiarities of our municipality “, she specifies. With the edition of this first work, here she is caressing another project, at the crossroads of Little Nicolas and Pagnol, Small Tèfle, inspired by his brother and his boys, a novel that takes place in Beauvoisin in the early 1970s. Writing has a restorative power.
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