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Almond Trees Return to Provence

Almond Trees Return to Provence

Although almond trees have always grown in Provence, since the 1930s their cultivation has been decreasing, to the point of disappearing, in favor of wheat and lavender. But since 2002, thanks to a project led by the Jaubert brothers on the Valensole Plateau and with support from L'Occitane, the fruit tree can begin to hope for a brighter future.
3/18/2014
Puyricard Almonds Prepare to Bloom

Puyricard Almonds Prepare to Bloom

Belonging to the Rosaceae family, the almond is a fruit tree with many virtues. Adapted to a mild and sunny climate, it’s in Puyricard, in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, that it is preparing to welcome its first flowers of the season...
3/4/2014
Almond Trees Return to Provence

Almond Trees Return to Provence

Even though once it was one of the symbols of Provence, in the same way as the olive tree today, the almond tree practically disappeared last century. Since 2002, the Jaubert family has been reintroducing near Valensole this tree with its white flowers.
7/26/2013
Calissons or

Calissons or "Kalissounets"

Laurence Roche, beekeeper in Vachères, shares her recipe for calissons – that she renames “kalissounets” – with us. After gingerbread, it’s another use for Provence honey. A delight!
1/28/2013
Almond paste, the recipe

Almond paste, the recipe

Tashka Sofer, essential oil specialist and Provençal grandmother, prepares homemade almond paste for Fantastic Provence with L’Occitane. A moment to share with all the family and an easy recipe for a Christmas in Provence.
11/15/2012
Almond, the Bride of Provence

Almond, the Bride of Provence

It’s hard to miss the almond tree, with it’s precocious – almost rash – blossoming in February and March, which heralds the spring at last… The tree is covered with a white robe and prepares to deliver a thousand benefits to our skin !
3/2/2012
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

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