Janice Lert lives in Le Paradou in the Alpilles hills. She is an American who married an Arlesian man in 1969 and has been living in Provence ever since.

She was a French teacher in the US, and since moving to Provence has held a variety of jobs. Now partially retired, she still continues her main professional activities: guiding and translating. Her work as a guide for the Tourist Office in Arles has given her access to information in French about Provençal monuments and culture not regularly available to English-speakers.