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The Hôtel de Caumont: A New Art Center on the Horizon

The Hôtel de Caumont: A New Art Center on the Horizon

Dating from the eighteenth-century and under renovation since July 2013, the Hôtel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence will reopen as an art center in May 2015, under the direction of Culturespaces. Let’s focus on the future cultural venue that has many fine surprises in store.
4/22/2014
zChocolat:  A Gourmet Gift for Mother’s Day

zChocolat: A Gourmet Gift for Mother’s Day

Looking for an original and tasty Mother’s Day gift idea? The online chocolate shop zChocolat offers a range of elegant, creative and fully customizable gift boxes; something to please moms around the world.
4/18/2014
Mother’s Day Flowers with Victoire Gerez

Mother’s Day Flowers with Victoire Gerez

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Victoire Gerez, a talented florist based for the last two years in Aix-en-Provence, gives us the idea of a pretty bouquet of flowers, and lets us in on some trade secrets. It’s an ideal Mother’s Day gift, a symbol of love and tenderness.
4/18/2014
Provence For Lovers

Provence For Lovers

Provence has many lovely surprises in store for lovers! Between discovering the wild landscapes, the white sandy beaches or countryside walks, it is full of magical and romantic places to explore.
2/7/2014
“Albert Camus, World Citizen” at the Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence

“Albert Camus, World Citizen” at the Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence

The politically committed journalist and writer is celebrated at the library La Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence. The exhibition “Albert Camus, World Citizen” goes back over how this historical figure saw his environment through documents, photographs but also and especially through his own writings.
12/26/2013
Emmanuelle Wiramus : this Self-taught Ceramist is Really Worth a Visit !

Emmanuelle Wiramus : this Self-taught Ceramist is Really Worth a Visit !

Expect to find talent in ceramist Emmanuelle Wiramus’s Aix-en-Provence workshop. This self-taught woman, who changed profession after pregnancy, exhibits her works from November 21-24 at the Le Ruban Vert gallery.
11/19/2013
The La Barben Zoo : a Wild Getaway in the Heart of Provence

The La Barben Zoo : a Wild Getaway in the Heart of Provence

A few kilometers from the village of Salon de Provence, the La Barben Zoo provides a real change of scenery. Mammals, reptiles and birds delight visitors in this wildlife park committed to nature.
10/11/2013
Grape Harvest Time in the Sunny Vineyards of Aix-en-Provence...

Grape Harvest Time in the Sunny Vineyards of Aix-en-Provence...

As the autumn settles over Provence, let’s look back on the grape harvest, which just took place in the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence winemaking region. Now that the grapes have abandoned the vines, the 501 wine producers of this designation get down to work preparing their next delicious vintages.
10/8/2013
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa

The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa

Belgium doesn’t have the monopoly on chocolate! In Puyricard, near Aix-en-Provence, the Roelandts family has managed to give it the distinction it deserves, despite it being a delicacy that is not so popular in Provence.
9/5/2013
Jewelry for your Little Angels, Made in Aix-en-Provence

Jewelry for your Little Angels, Made in Aix-en-Provence

Trendy jewelry is not just for grown-ups ! The proof ? The brand Les Têtes Blondes, with its collections of trinkets entirely devoted to children. Its creator, Virginie Auger, a native of Aix-en-Provence, takes her inspiration from her two sons’ games, stories and desires.
8/17/2013
Cezanne’s Studio in Aix-en-Provence

Cezanne’s Studio in Aix-en-Provence

It’s in the heights of his native town, Aix-en-Provence, that the famous French painter set up his studio. More than a century later, the place where Cezanne left his mark has become a highpoint for both tourists and locals.
7/29/2013
Le Formal Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

Le Formal Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

This not-be-missed address in Aix-en-Provence serves “creative and contemporary” cuisine at incredibly good prices, under the direction of the chef Jean-Luc Le Formal, an artist alive with a thousand colors and flavors from the south and elsewhere.
6/17/2013
Stewed Granny Smith Apples & Lemon Verbena Baked Cream by chef Ludovic Aillaud

Stewed Granny Smith Apples & Lemon Verbena Baked Cream by chef Ludovic Aillaud

A great recipe from Ludovic Aillaud, the famous chef of L'Epicurien, a restaurant in Aix-En-Provence.
5/31/2013
Saddle of Rabbit Stuffed with Olives and Baby Purple Artichokes Flavored with Thyme by chef Ludovic Aillaud

Saddle of Rabbit Stuffed with Olives and Baby Purple Artichokes Flavored with Thyme by chef Ludovic Aillaud

A wonderful recipe... Saddle of Rabbit Stuffed with Olives and Baby Purple Artichokes Flavored with Thyme is a creation of the chef Ludovic Aillaud from l'Epicurien restaurant in Aix-En-Provence.
5/30/2013
Salmon Bonbons by chef Ludovic Aillaud

Salmon Bonbons by chef Ludovic Aillaud

An original recipe from Ludovic Aillaud, the chef L’Epicurien Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence...
5/25/2013
L’Epicurien Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

L’Epicurien Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

A subtle mix of lowbrow recipes and gourmet creativity, orchestrated by chef Ludovic Aillaud, under his wife Laura’s benevolent gaze.
5/23/2013
Forcalquier or Authentic Provence

Forcalquier or Authentic Provence

This village in the Alps of Upper Provence oozes authentic Provence: today it’s charm makes of it an increasingly popular haunt for people in search of relaxation in a genuine Provence. Every week it hosts Provence’s biggest market. Let’s visit!
4/11/2013
Feeling Good at the Moulin de Vernègues

Feeling Good at the Moulin de Vernègues

Halfway between Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, the Moulin de Vernègues is a little haven of peace nestled in the heart of the Pont Royal Golf Course and Estate. More than just a hotel, the place provides a genuine experience focused around wellbeing since the opening last December of a L’Occitane spa.
2/15/2013
Aix-en-Provence in Black and White

Aix-en-Provence in Black and White

The photographer José Nicolas presents a black-and-white jaunt through Aix-en-Provence that allows you to discover this city like you’ve never seen it before !
11/29/2012
Ballet Preljocaj and The Pavillon Noir

Ballet Preljocaj and The Pavillon Noir

In Aix-en-Provence, contemporary architecture and dance merge as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Since 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj has taken up residence in a building created specially by the architect Rudy Ricciotti. Let’s take a visit.
7/8/2012
The Flower Market in Aix-en-Provence

The Flower Market in Aix-en-Provence

Three times a week, the plaza in front of the Hôtel de Ville in Aix is adorned with flowers. The people of Aix make a point of not missing out on this pleasure.
6/27/2012
The Fountains of Provence

The Fountains of Provence

The true heart of Provence villages, fountains are everywhere in the south of France. Landmarks, sources of water and coolness, but also meeting places, today they are preserved and restored like monuments.
5/24/2012
The Cement Tile Reclaims its Nobility

The Cement Tile Reclaims its Nobility

In the bathrooms of the Costes Hotel, in the Royal Monceau restaurant, or in prestigious Provençal farmhouses, these little tiles, which had once fallen out of favor, have become fashionable once again.
12/31/2011
Lazing Around at the Hameau de Pivochet

Lazing Around at the Hameau de Pivochet

Nestled in the middle of the Luberon Natural Park, between the villages of Apt and Manosque, the Hameau Pivochet is an ideal haven to take a break. Combining old stones with a sober décor, it’s all the charm of Provence in action…
9/6/2011
My kingdom for a calisson

My kingdom for a calisson

A traditional candy intimately linked with the city of Aix-en-Provence, the calisson is a delicacy with a strong personality. From its history, to its shape and its variations, the calisson continues to inspire…
7/1/2011