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Arles Home to A Tower Designed by Frank Gehry in 2018

Arles Home to A Tower Designed by Frank Gehry in 2018

In Arles, a 10-acre cultural complex conceived by the LUMA Foundation will be built. At the heart of this ambitious project is an ultramodern building designed by architect Frank Gehry.
11/25/2014
Lucien Clergue, the Founder of the Rencontres d'Arles Festival Has Died

Lucien Clergue, the Founder of the Rencontres d'Arles Festival Has Died

Sad news. The photographer Lucien Clergue passed away on Saturday, November 15 at the age of 80. Let’s look back on the career of this legendary artist, who made such a mark on the world of photography.
11/19/2014
Provencal Iced Nougat Recipe by Armand Arnal

Provencal Iced Nougat Recipe by Armand Arnal

The chef of the La Chassagnette restaurant in Arles revisits for L’Occitane the Thirteen Desserts of Provence with an original iced nougat recipe accompanied by a brioche bun, and served with seasonal fruit. A recipe to test for the holiday season!
11/18/2014
Five Questions to Mandy Graillon, the 22nd Queen of Arles

Five Questions to Mandy Graillon, the 22nd Queen of Arles

Fascinated from a young age by the traditions of Provence, the newly elected Queen of Arles, Mandy Graillon today sees a childhood dream comes true. Just 23 years old and "specialized in business, accounting, finance and management control,” she does us the honor of answering a few questions.
11/12/2014
Christmas in Arles

Christmas in Arles

A wonderful annual event in Arles, the Drôles de Noël Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Check the program and don’t miss this enchanting, family festival.
11/7/2014
The 13 Desserts of Provence by Armand Arnal

The 13 Desserts of Provence by Armand Arnal

Foodies, listen up! With Christmas fast approaching, Armand Arnal, star chef at La Chassagnette restaurant in Arles, treats us to his take on the famous Thirteen Desserts of Provence, part of the "big supper" of December 24. What a feast!
10/24/2014
Elisabeth Ferriol’s Passion for Fabric

Elisabeth Ferriol’s Passion for Fabric

Passionate about fabric, and an ex Arles beauty queen from the 1970s, Elizabeth Ferriol practices “pinceautage,” a technique of painting on fabric dating from the seventeenth century.
10/10/2014
Discover the Christmas Traditions of Arles

Discover the Christmas Traditions of Arles

Born in the village of Saint-Gilles, just 20 kilometers from Arles, Helen Haon is a great fan of Provencal Christmas traditions. A few months before the festivities, she tells us about getting ready for Christmas. There’s plenty to inspire you with the magic of Christmas, well in advance of this special season.
10/6/2014
The Arlesienne: The Artist’s Muse

The Arlesienne: The Artist’s Muse

Embodying the Provencal woman in all her splendor, the Arlesienne has inspired, and continues to inspire today, many artists, all seduced by her grace, elegance and mysterious beauty.
10/3/2014
A Walk Through the Heart of the Camargue!

A Walk Through the Heart of the Camargue!

Beautiful, fantastic, amazing and exotic, the Camargue is a little corner of paradise. Near Arles in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, it offers visitors beautiful landscapes of protected nature.
8/9/2014
The Arlesienne, The Designers’ Muse

The Arlesienne, The Designers’ Muse

A mysterious and mythical character, the Arlesienne embodies the Provencal woman. After inspiring artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Bizet, it’s the fashion designer Christian Lacroix who pays tribute to her in a moving exhibition, part of the Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles 2014 festival.
8/8/2014
Circa in Arles: Vintage in the House!

Circa in Arles: Vintage in the House!

Calling all fans of vintage furniture. Located in the heart of Arles, Circa is a little temple to vintage decoration. Between furniture dating from the 30s to the 70s and contemporary pieces, it’s impossible not to find what you’re looking for.
7/28/2014
The Van Gogh Foundation in Arles Reopens its Doors

The Van Gogh Foundation in Arles Reopens its Doors

After three years of renovations, the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation in Arles reopened its doors to the public on April 7, 2014. For the occasion, the establishment presents until August 31 the inaugural exhibition “Van Gogh Live!”
7/15/2014
The Black & White World of David Bailey & Vincent Perez, A Fubiz Recommendation

The Black & White World of David Bailey & Vincent Perez, A Fubiz Recommendation

The Rencontres d’Arles photography festival presents, in the Church of Sainte Anne and the Montmajour Abbey, two artists whose specialty is the black-and-white portrait, David Bailey and Vincent Perez. Two perspectives that look to magnify bodies and faces.Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles expose à l’église Sainte-Anne et à l’abbaye de Montmajour, deux artistes dont la spécialité est le portrait en noir et blanc : David Bailey et Vincent Pérez, deux regards qui cherchent à magnifier les corps et les visages.
7/11/2014
The Small Wonders of the Cabinet of Curiosities, A Fubiz Recommendation

The Small Wonders of the Cabinet of Curiosities, A Fubiz Recommendation

For his “Parade” of exhibitions and artists, François Hebel has taken possession of the former Crédit Agricole headquarters to create a giant cabinet of curiosities.
7/10/2014
Christian Lacroix’s Tribute to the Arlesienne, A Fubiz Recommendation

Christian Lacroix’s Tribute to the Arlesienne, A Fubiz Recommendation

At the Chapelle de la Charité, Christian Lacroix presents his vision of and admiration for the Arles woman. His exhibition on Arlesian beauty particularly moved L’Occitane and its founder Olivier Baussan, who sponsors this tribute.
7/8/2014
Christian Lacroix Brings New Life to the Jules César Hotel

Christian Lacroix Brings New Life to the Jules César Hotel

After months of renovations, the five-star Jules César Hotel in Arles today reopens its doors to business. With a new design by Christian Lacroix, the hotel is now dressed in pretty colors and has adopted a new look, while respecting the building’s history.
7/7/2014
The Rencontres d’Arles: Discovering a City that Celebrates Photography, A Fubiz Recommendation

The Rencontres d’Arles: Discovering a City that Celebrates Photography, A Fubiz Recommendation

Each year, those who make and love photography gather in the city of Arles, in Provence; this place conducive to the authenticity of this art, with its ancient stones and surprising exhibition venues.
7/6/2014
L’Occitane takes Fubiz backstage to the Rencontres d’Arles festival

L’Occitane takes Fubiz backstage to the Rencontres d’Arles festival

Partner of the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival, running from July 7 to September 21, L’Occitane invites the Fubiz team backstage this week.
7/3/2014
Christine Millerin, Textile Designer in Arles

Christine Millerin, Textile Designer in Arles

Passionate about textiles since the age of 16, Christine Millerin today runs a textile studio in Arles, where she revives damaged and exotic fabrics. A world of foreign accents is waiting for you to discover.
7/2/2014
The Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus in Arles

The Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus in Arles

Located on the Place du Forum in the heart of Arles, the Grand Hôtel Nord-Pinus is a haven of peace with authentic old-world charm. This mythical hotel was once frequented by artists and bullfighters. Discover this place full of history.
7/1/2014
La Chassagnette, Michelin Starred Foodie Delights

La Chassagnette, Michelin Starred Foodie Delights

A word to the wise! Located near Arles in the Camargue region, the Michelin starred restaurant La Chassagnette invites you on an exciting and amazing culinary journey. Aesthetic, tasty and organic are the key words here, and guarantee you a perfect moment.
6/29/2014
The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!

The Rencontres d’Arles 2014: Here Comes the Parade!

Look out! The 45th edition of the Rencontres d' Arles photography festival will take place from July 7 to September 21. It’s an arts festival not to be missed...
6/1/2014
The Bouches-du-Rhône Department: A Cultural Treasure Seen From Above

The Bouches-du-Rhône Department: A Cultural Treasure Seen From Above

Not sure where to go on vacation this year? The Bouches-du-Rhône department in the South of France is full of magical places conducive to rest and tranquility! From Marseille to Les Baux-de-Provence passing through the Camargue, here’s our panorama of destinations that should not be missed.
5/16/2014
Simple & Authentic Cuisine at Chez Caro

Simple & Authentic Cuisine at Chez Caro

Daughter of a restaurant owner, Caroline Pons-Saltiel is now head of the restaurant Chez Caro, located in the heart of the city of Arles, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. For fans of tasty dishes, this place should not be missed...
4/27/2014
Pink Flamingos Emblems of the Camargue Landscape

Pink Flamingos Emblems of the Camargue Landscape

For some years now, in the heart of the Étang de Fangassier lagoon in Salin-de-Giraud, near Arles, pink flamingos have taken up residence and found an equilibrium there. Their breeding site, the only one in France, is protected but nevertheless is under threat. Everything possible is being done so that this wading bird stays in the Camargue.
8/22/2013
L’Occitube, The Little Yellow Well-Being Truck

L’Occitube, The Little Yellow Well-Being Truck

It’s a little yellow van filled with L’Occitane products that crisscrosses the roads of Provence. So no need to move: your favorite products – creams, perfumes or soaps – now come to you, with, as a bonus, a soothing hand massage.
8/1/2013
Paulo Nozolino at the Rencontres d'Arles Festival

Paulo Nozolino at the Rencontres d'Arles Festival

At the Palais de Luppé, just opposite the Arles Amphitheatre, L'Occitane is presenting work by Paulo Nozolino around the decline of lavender: a powerful and disturbing series, a high-impact oeuvre part of the 2013 edition of the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival, this year with the theme of the black and white image.
7/17/2013
Van Gogh and Saint Paul de Mausole

Van Gogh and Saint Paul de Mausole

In 1889, Vincent Van Gogh was admitted to the Saint Paul of Mausole Monastery, a psychiatric establishment situated in Saint-Rémy de Provence. It was a peaceful haven that would inspire 146 oil paintings and 150 drawings. We talked to Jean-Marc Boulon, a psychiatrist and the current medical director of the institution – which is still in operation today – about one of the greatest painters of the 20th century and the time he spent at Saint-Rémy.
1/30/2013
Arles, Portrait of a Stylish City

Arles, Portrait of a Stylish City

Arles... One of Provence’s most emotionally charged cities. Some call it trendy, others see in it a gem of Provencal and French heritage. Let’s stroll through the streets of Van Gogh, among the ancient and modern architecture, literature, gastronomy and bullfights. Olé !
1/24/2013
The Reed-Cutters of Camargue

The Reed-Cutters of Camargue

In Camargue, the men who cut the reeds in the marshes are known as the “sagneurs”. A gorgeous book dedicated to them has just been released.
3/27/2012
Van Gogh's Provence

Van Gogh's Provence

Attracted by the Provençal light, Van Gogh decided to leave Paris and move to Arles. In a little over a year, he created more than 300 works, amongst which are some of his most renowned.
1/5/2012

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