[Luxus Magazine] 7 beautiful books to give you a taste of summer

While the sun is only just beginning to shine in France, books can be enjoyed at any time of year. Whether it’s beach photographs with a southern flair or colourful locations from the four corners of the globe, these 7 books are sure to be a joy to leaf through.


Le Beau Livre de l’été


© Atlantica


Photographer César Ancelle-Hansen paints a unique portrait of Biarritz, and in particular of the Atlantic Ocean, the beating heart of the south-western city. Surf, beach, various silhouettes enjoying the sun, waffle sellers, foam details… The artist highlights all the summer life of this seaside region in this 180-page book published in 2017 by Atlantica. Enough to make you want to set down your suitcases here.


Dolce Vita


© Assouline


Over-glamorised, the Italian lifestyle is an iconic Mediterranean fantasy. Dolce Vita, published by Assouline in 2023, features photographs by artists Ferdinando Scianna and Bruno Barbey. This journey through Italy leaves you dreaming. We meet Maria Callas, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, savour moments of life over pasta, appreciate elegant looks and the country’s emblematic landscapes. The beauty and charm of yesteryear, found nowhere else, are immortalised in this 320-page book, an invitation to experience the Italian way of life.


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Fashion, hotels, gastronomy, jewelry, beauty, design... Pauline Duvieu is a journalist specializing in luxury and the art of living. Passionate about the high-end spheres that arouse emotion, she loves to describe the creations of the houses and tell the stories of the talents she meets.

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