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The Tradition of the Provencal Baby Basket

The Tradition of the Provencal Baby Basket

Rich in symbols, Provencal traditions have been defining the region’s identity since ancient times. Among them, the baby gift basket, forgotten for a time, is returning to fashion as a gesture of affection upon arrival of a newborn.
4/20/2015
Top Three Festivals in Provence in February

Top Three Festivals in Provence in February

In all seasons, Provence celebrates its rich cultural heritage and the beauty of its land with joy. Don’t miss any of the fun, and discover the best of the month via three highlights centered in the Alpes-Maritimes region.
2/3/2015
My Best Christmas Memories in Provence

My Best Christmas Memories in Provence

In December, Provence changes appearance. Families are busy preparing for Christmas in the streets, decked out with lights. It’s an important celebration in this region, which leaves lasting memories.
12/15/2014
The King Cake of Provence: A Traditional Epiphany Dessert

The King Cake of Provence: A Traditional Epiphany Dessert

Celebrated just after Christmas and New Year's Eve, on January 6 each year, Epiphany is the opportunity, in Provence, to taste the traditional ‘Couronne des Rois’ king cake.
12/4/2014
Decorating the Christmas Table in Provence

Decorating the Christmas Table in Provence

The Christmas Eve dinner in Provence, traditionally called the "Gros Souper," is a magical time for all families. Here are the decorating secrets for a successful Provençal Christmas table. To your notebooks!
11/26/2014
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
Christmas market in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Christmas market in Saint-Rémy de Provence

To experience an authentic Provençal Christmas, check out the Saint-Rémy de Provence market dedicated to Le Gros Souper, the Christmas Eve dinner in Provence !
12/4/2012
The Nyons Scourtinerie

The Nyons Scourtinerie

The Fert family has been making “scourtins,” filters used in the traditional production of olive oil, for over three generations. A Provençal adventure made up of innovation and expertise that continues thanks to Arnaud and Frédérique Fert’s passion. But what is a “scourtin”? Watch this video and find out.
10/10/2012
Easter at the Petit Duc in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Easter at the Petit Duc in Saint-Rémy de Provence

“An art-house production laboratory”, this is how master patissier Hermann Van Beeck introduces his temple to sweet delicacies in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
4/6/2012
The Madeleine Pottery

The Madeleine Pottery

In the town of Anduze, at the gateway to the Cévennes National Park, potters perpetuate the tradition of the Anduze garden pot, appreciated throughout the world. The Madeleine Pottery maintains these traditions, while bringing its crockery into the contemporary sphere.
10/2/2011
Authentic Soap from Marseille

Authentic Soap from Marseille

Everybody knows it - this multipurpose soap will just as easily clean domestic stains as disinfect daily scratches. But what’s so special about it ?
7/26/2011

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