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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
My Beauty To-Do List for a Great Summer

My Beauty To-Do List for a Great Summer

Summer is here and vacation implies the beach, sunbathing, swimming in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, and lazing in Provence... This year again you’ve decided to fill up on sun, and you're right. But to enjoy its benefits without the risk of damaging the beauty of your skin and your hair, follow our beauty routine.
7/13/2014
A Ripple of Beauty over Provence

A Ripple of Beauty over Provence

Summer is here and your beauty needs start to become apparent. Between body oils and ultra rich creams, you’re really going to need some help maintaining your gorgeous appearance under the sun. Fortunately, we’ve decided to accompany you in your quest for perfect beauty. And into the bargain, we reveal our best-kept secrets and our most stylish ideas for spending your vacation protected and beautiful. Follow our guide.
7/11/2014
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
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
The MAMAC Pays Tribute to Alexander Calder

The MAMAC Pays Tribute to Alexander Calder

The celebrations continue! On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Maeght Foundation, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice pays tribute to Alexander Calder with an unprecedented exhibition. See you there, until September 7, 2014.
6/11/2014
Exhibition « Secrets of the Rosa Centifolia »

Exhibition « Secrets of the Rosa Centifolia »

Get out your diaries! The Rosa Centifolia, the ultimate scented flower, is on display until 5 July at L’Occitane en Provence Museum located in Manosque. Discover the true story of this sublimely Provencal flower.
6/10/2014
The Okhra Cooperative Turns 20

The Okhra Cooperative Turns 20

Located in Roussillon, Ôkhra – the Applied Pigment and Ochre Conservatory – is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this month. An opportunity for this cooperative to celebrate its success and cast an eye back over its achievements... See you on June 14!
6/2/2014
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
Cocteau, Mediterranean at Heart

Cocteau, Mediterranean at Heart

Born in Maisons-Laffitte, near Paris, Jean Cocteau reigned over Paris for 50 years, but the French Riviera remained for him a true haven and inspiration.
5/21/2014
The Maeght Foundation Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Maeght Foundation Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Listen up contemporary art lovers and those who want to get acquainted with it : the Maeght Foundation is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. For the occasion, this cultural mecca, founded in 1964, is organising three new exhibitions, to discover without delay!
5/17/2014
A Chinese Artist Auctions a Jar of Air of Provence!

A Chinese Artist Auctions a Jar of Air of Provence!

Incredible! To protest against the air pollution in his country, a Chinese artist took advantage of his time in France to take home a jar of air of Provence that he then auctioned for the modest sum of 610 Euros.
5/15/2014
“Made in Provence” Gift Ideas: The L’Occitane Wish List

“Made in Provence” Gift Ideas: The L’Occitane Wish List

Looking for a gift idea for a birthday, a farewell or housewarming party? L’Occitane has put together a pretty special Made In Provence wish list, with something to delight on any occasion.
5/13/2014
Caroline Solvay & Alexander Hollan on show at the Olive Tree EcoMuseum in Volx

Caroline Solvay & Alexander Hollan on show at the Olive Tree EcoMuseum in Volx

The Olive Tree EcoMuseum in Volx is home, until November 4, to a new and special exhibition dedicated to the works of Carole Solvay and Alexandre Hollan, two talented artists both passionate about nature. Don’t miss it!
5/7/2014
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
Ideas for Mother's Day by L’OCCITANE

Ideas for Mother's Day by L’OCCITANE

To help you find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and surprise your dear and loving mom, here are some original and lovely gift ideas. Perfume, soap, cosmetic bags, a Brazilian bracelet... plenty of ideas to spoil and pamper her!
4/18/2014
Five Books to Read about Provence

Five Books to Read about Provence

Renowned for its beauty and the diversity of its landscapes as well as its delicious cuisine – both tasty and sun-filled - Provence inspires and fascinates many authors, both French or foreign. Note to avid readers: here’s our selection of the five best books on Provence.
3/29/2014
Carlton Hotel in Cannes, Grace Kelly suite

Carlton Hotel in Cannes, Grace Kelly suite

A great love story between cinema and the French Riviera has existed since the invention of film. Each year this idyllic region attracts many film producers. Highly sought after, cinema’s biggest continue to make it a key destination. Let’s look at the history of this “Hollywood on the Riviera.”
3/26/2014
Château de La Napoule: A Celebrated Spot

Château de La Napoule: A Celebrated Spot

Located between Cannes and Saint Raphael in Mandelieu-La-Napoule, the Château de La Napoule has a rich history. One of the cultural treasures of the region, it should not be missed.
2/28/2014
Danielle Jacqui: A Unique Ceramic Artist

Danielle Jacqui: A Unique Ceramic Artist

In Pont de l’Etoile, a small village located in the town of Roquevaire in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, the self-taught painter and potter Danielle Jacqui creates singular and monumental works, each more amazing than the last. A unique world to discover without delay!
2/25/2014
JeeYoung Lee’s Fantastic World on Display at Opiom Gallery

JeeYoung Lee’s Fantastic World on Display at Opiom Gallery

Young talent alert: Korean artist JeeYoung Lee lands in Europe for the first time. For the occasion, the Opiom Gallery presents until March 7 "Stage of Mind: Scènes d’Esprit," a new exhibition dedicated to her work.
2/19/2014
The Grasse Perfume Museum Exhibits the Region’s Savoir-Faire

The Grasse Perfume Museum Exhibits the Region’s Savoir-Faire

Part of Grasse’s application for intangible cultural heritage status, in France and for all humanity, the International Perfume Museum in Grasse offers visitors a unique exhibition dedicated to the skills related to perfume, and runs until March 31, 2014.
2/14/2014
“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until May 4, 2014, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille celebrates women in their everyday life. For the duration of the exhibition, "Women of Provence & the Mediterranean” offers a two-pronged journey, highlighting both visual arts and writing.
1/23/2014
Ochre Pays a Visit to the L’Occitane en Provence Museum

Ochre Pays a Visit to the L’Occitane en Provence Museum

Until March 31 2014, the L’Occitane en Provence Museum in Manosque is hosting the exhibition “Ochre Sensations - A Familiar Exoticism," a series of photographs by Catherine Gardone honoring the ocher landscapes of the Luberon region.
1/21/2014
The Museum of Valence has reopened!

The Museum of Valence has reopened!

Closed to the public since 2006, the Museum of Valence officially reopened its doors on December 14, 2013. After seven years of renovation and expansion, it is again shiny and new, and boasting a new, 5,750 m2 exhibition area.
1/11/2014
“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
The Cultural Life of the Bouches-du-Rhône Department...

The Cultural Life of the Bouches-du-Rhône Department...

A beautiful region, the Bouches-du-Rhône department doesn’t only offer a visual spectacle but also a great diversity of cultural activities. Concerts, performances, museums… Discover the vast range of things to do in Marseille and Arles.
11/23/2013
The Renovation of La Ciotat’s Eden Theater : a New Lease on Life for the World’s Oldest Cinema

The Renovation of La Ciotat’s Eden Theater : a New Lease on Life for the World’s Oldest Cinema

The Eden Theater, the cinema that hosted projections by the Lumière Brothers, has been renovated as part of the Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture year. An architectural gem on the seafront, it began welcoming film lovers again at the beginning of October.
11/1/2013
Gift Ideas for a Colorful Christmas

Gift Ideas for a Colorful Christmas

Perfume, trendy decorations or sweets… here are some gift ideas, a little in advance, for this Christmas 2013.
10/25/2013
Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until October 6, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille dedicates two exhibitions to a local boy, the internationally renowned artist Bernar Venet. The exhibition is part of the Marseille 2013, European Capital of Culture program, and is not to be missed!
9/22/2013
The Korean Artist Mr. Oh Celebrates the Immortelle Flower for L’Occitance

The Korean Artist Mr. Oh Celebrates the Immortelle Flower for L’Occitance

Following their collaboration on lavender, L'OCCITANE and the Korean artist Mr. Oh have joined forces to celebrate another emblematic flower of the Mediterranean, the Immortelle. A combination of video and photo, from past and present; the result is just as surprising…
9/6/2013
My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

For the 4th year in a row, the Bouches-du-Rhône Tourist Board has organized the My Provence Festival, a wide-reaching creative competition open to all. This event, a genuine springboard for emerging talent, puts Provence under the spotlight, and this year was included in the Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture celebrations.
8/24/2013
The Exhibition “100 Years of History of Lavender” in Forcalquier

The Exhibition “100 Years of History of Lavender” in Forcalquier

The lavender distillation specialist Emmanuel Dalla Favera presents his collection in an exhibition taking place inside the Cordeliers Convent in Forcalquier until August 25.
8/20/2013
Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Until 31 Aug 2013, the L’Occitane Museum in Manosque presents the work of photographer José Nicolas around lavender. A series of snapshots that pays tribute to the lavender industry of Provence, which is rallying to save this “blue gold,” today in decline.
8/1/2013
Mr. Oh Immortalizes Lavender for L’Occitane

Mr. Oh Immortalizes Lavender for L’Occitane

A master of the art of combining still and moving images, past and present, this Korean artist has worked in collaboration with L’Occitane on the creation of artworks dedicated to the lavender fields of Provence.
8/1/2013
Senanque, Silvacane, Thoronet The Cistercian Abbeys of Provence

Senanque, Silvacane, Thoronet The Cistercian Abbeys of Provence

Known as the “three sisters of Provence,” these religious monuments, erected in the Middle Ages by monks of the Cîteaux order, are architectural masterpieces that bear witness to a great desire for simplicity and calm.
7/31/2013
The L’Occitane Museum In the Heart of the Provençale Success Story

The L’Occitane Museum In the Heart of the Provençale Success Story

The history of the brand, the career of its founder, raw materials and small producers; if you want to know everything there is to know about L’Occitane, you must go to this museum, located next door to the production site in Manosque.
7/30/2013
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
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
Say OUI in Provence

Say OUI in Provence

Un Grand OUI, “A Big YES,” is a small company that sells dreams. Julie and Laura organize the most beautiful day of your life, and no detail escapes them. Their specialty? Bespoke weddings in exceptional sites from Miami to Rome. But the destination they care very much about is Provence.
6/18/2013
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
Grasse through the ages

Grasse through the ages

The city of Grasse conserves at the International Perfume Museum an impressive collection: between bottles, expertise, utensils and photographs, the museum pays tribute to a whole industry which came into existence at the end of the 19th century. Let’s travel back in time!
4/2/2013
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
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
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
The Fragrance Merchant

The Fragrance Merchant

A real character or a nomadic magician, the Fragrance Merchant fascinates with the magic of his talents. In his travels, he captures scents that he then likes to share. Thanks to him, a whiff of poetry will dress the Holiday festivities.
11/18/2012
Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille's Queen of Hearts

Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille's Queen of Hearts

Symbol of Marseille, the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica occupies an important place in the hearts of the inhabitants of the “Phoenician city”. Let’s visit this magic place.
8/8/2012
La Bonne Mère, The Rest is History

La Bonne Mère, The Rest is History

The Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, the mythical monument that watches over the city of Marseille, is a place of worship but also a symbol of protection throughout the ages. It’s also the inspiration for the line of soaps created by L’OCCITANE and called Bonne Mère. Let’s find out why.
8/7/2012
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
Olivier Baussan, The Count of Provence

Olivier Baussan, The Count of Provence

The founder and the soul of L’Occitane en Provence is a man apart… At the same time close to the image we have of him, he also surprises by a genuine modernity. Let’s meet him.
6/3/2012
Incredible Banon !

Incredible Banon !

Between a delicatessen that exports its specialties throughout the whole world and a bookshop that could compete with the biggest names, Banon is quite simply extraordinary.
5/5/2012
The Princess with Cherry Pearls

The Princess with Cherry Pearls

In the 19th century, the young Hortense de Beauharnais turned many heads in Napoleon Bonapart’s court. The cause ? A slight timidity which gave to her cheeks with their porcelain complexion a flush of pink… unforgettable.
1/26/2012
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
An Encounter with Philippe Segond

An Encounter with Philippe Segond

Recipient of the title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France,” the pastry and confectionary chef Philippe Segond welcomes us to his patisserie, the Maison Riederer, an essential Aix-en-Provence address since 1780.
12/21/2011
A Day in the Couvent des Minimes

A Day in the Couvent des Minimes

Between its cultural heritage and its sensorial pleasures, our worries are washed away when we arrive in this peaceful haven in Mane en Provence.
12/16/2011

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