Scrubs, masks, and creams… you have probably already asked yourself how the beauty products that you use everyday were made? L’Occitane has decided to lift the curtain on its manufacturing secrets by opening the doors to its factory located in the heart of Provence, in Manosque.
Following throughout your visit L’Occitane’s favorite scents – verbena, lavender or cade –you will discover the site’s distribution center, its design workshop, before arriving at the packaging and bottling stage into tubes, jars or bottles. A 6,000m2 workshop where mingle tradition and modernity, proven local recipes and innovations, but above all where quality and rigor are the watchwords.
As well as the factory, you can, on the same site, visit the L’Occitane Museum, a good way to learn a bit more about the history of this brand that gives pride of place to Provence, every day, all around the world. You learn, for example that L’Occitane began in 1976, at the instigation of Olivier Baussan, a lover of the natural world, and that the first boutique opened its doors four years later in the little town of Volx, in Haute Provence.
Finally, after visiting the factory and the museum, you can’t go past the site’s L’Occitane boutique, the biggest in France. There you will find your favorite products at special prices, your opportunity to discover the brand’s new collections, such as the one developed around Angelica, a genuine delight… L'Occitane en ProvenceSaint-Maurice Industrial Zone04100 Manosquewww.loccitane.comFactory visitMonday to FridayRegistration obligatory with the Manosque Tourism Office04 92 72 16 00Museum vistMonday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pmFree entrance and visit