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The Clé des Songes Guesthouse: A Dreamy Home in Provence

The Clé des Songes Guesthouse: A Dreamy Home in Provence

Located in the heart of the Bouches-du-Rhone department, in the town of Bouc-Bel-Air, at the gates of Aix-en-Provence, the guest house La Clé des Songes welcomes you year-round, in a charming establishment where time seems to stand still...
10/16/2014
Château de la Bégude, An Invitation to Luxury

Château de la Bégude, An Invitation to Luxury

Located in Opio on the French Riviera between Cannes, Grasse and Nice, the Château de la Bégude comes to life in the heart of a beautiful estate dating from the seventeenth century. Luxury, relaxation and fine dining are on the program, making for a memorable and rejuvenating stay.
10/1/2014
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
Clémence Monot, illustrator: When a Passion Becomes a Profession

Clémence Monot, illustrator: When a Passion Becomes a Profession

After completing her studies in London, Clémence Monot now makes a living from her passion. A talented and creative illustrator, she is quick to share the secrets of her success and talk about her creative world, that she likes to define as “realist.”
7/15/2014
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 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
The Mas Fontefiguières, A Wellness Hotel in Provence

The Mas Fontefiguières, A Wellness Hotel in Provence

Nestled a few miles from Forcalquier, a small village of Upper Provence, the Mas de Fontefiguières offers its guests a stay devoted to well-being and relaxation. Welcome to a little corner of paradise, launched last April.
6/25/2014
Meet the Designer Audrey Maurel

Meet the Designer Audrey Maurel

Creator of the brand Altesse au Maroc, with a studio based in Marrakech, Audrey Maurel has been producing unique, 100% leather, handbag and accessory designs since 2010. It’s a true affair of the heart.
6/16/2014
Le Couvent des Minimes Gets a Makeover

Le Couvent des Minimes Gets a Makeover

Located in Mane-en-Provence, near Manosque, the Couvent des Minimes Hotel & L’Occitane Spa today reopens its doors after four months of intensive renovations. Come and immerse yourself in this new little haven of peace!
4/29/2014
A Jewel Box for Cocteau

A Jewel Box for Cocteau

Since November 2011, The Jean Cocteau Museum belongs to the Menton village landscape: this museum designed by french architect Rudy Ricciotti is the first and most important public resource in the world devoted to the poet’s work.
4/18/2014
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
Nicolas Vitellaro: A Talented Artist of Wrought Iron

Nicolas Vitellaro: A Talented Artist of Wrought Iron

Notice to art lovers in search of unusual creations! Nicolas Vitellaro, artist-blacksmith based in Aix-en-Provence near Marseille, gives new life to recycled materials creating unique decoration and furnishing items. His work is painstaking and full of passion and know-how.
2/26/2014
Adrien Moniquet: Jewelry Forged in Heritage

Adrien Moniquet: Jewelry Forged in Heritage

This young 27-year-old artist, who opened his shop in Maussanes-les-Alpilles over a year ago, uses a technique inherited from his grandfather for creating jewelry. Adrien Moniquet forges silver and different metals using a hammer, a traditional technique that he has managed to modernize.
12/23/2013
Make an Owl in Traditional Holiday Colors for your Christmas Tree !

Make an Owl in Traditional Holiday Colors for your Christmas Tree !

In terms of ornaments, it's one of the main themes of this Christmas 2013: the forest and its animals. If you want to give a personal touch to your Christmas tree, follow Lise Petermann's instructions to make a fantastic owl in traditional holiday colors, that is to say red and green.
11/30/2013
Felice Varini: Full-Scale Art on the Roofs of Salon-de-Provence

Felice Varini: Full-Scale Art on the Roofs of Salon-de-Provence

Until December 1, admire the work by Swiss artist Felice Varini, comprised of two red circles drawn on the roofs in the town of Salon-de -Provence.
11/27/2013
Make a cloud and snowflakes christmas ornament with Lise Petermann

Make a cloud and snowflakes christmas ornament with Lise Petermann

Tick tock, Christmas is coming soon ! Need help for your tree's decoration ? Follow the directions of Lise Petermann, a talented designer from Forcalquier in Provence, to make a cloud and snowflakes Christmas ornament.
11/24/2013
Make a Christmas white star garland with Lise Petermann

Make a Christmas white star garland with Lise Petermann

Christmas is coming ! It's time to think about decoration. Need any help ? Follow Lise Petermann's instructions in order to make a white star garland, she's a talented designer from Forcalquier in Provence.
11/9/2013
Meet the Talented Lise Petermann

Meet the Talented Lise Petermann

With Christmas fast approaching, "Petites Séries Workshop" in Forcalquier is about as busy as that of Father Christmas. At its head, the design talent Lise Petermann, who invents jewelry, brooches, mobiles and even Christmas decorations inspired by her day-to-day life.
11/5/2013
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
The Bastide De Moustiers : Alain Ducasse’s Little Paradise in Provence

The Bastide De Moustiers : Alain Ducasse’s Little Paradise in Provence

A true haven of peace, the Bastide De Moustiers is a Provençale inn full of character located in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, which has become an exceptional place under the aegis of chef Alain Ducasse. Endowed with 13 rooms, this old building also houses a Michelin-starred restaurant inspired by local produce.
9/18/2013
Hush... Quiet & Delight at the Mas des Figues, in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Hush... Quiet & Delight at the Mas des Figues, in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Nestled in the heart of the Alpilles Regional Nature Reserve, the Mas des Figues, located in Saint-Rémy de Provence, is a charming guesthouse where quiet and delight are the watchwords, right down to your dinner plate.
8/23/2013
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
Total Relaxation at the Minimes Convent

Total Relaxation at the Minimes Convent

Just next to the town of Monosque, a former convent has been transformed into a charming hotel. A good restaurant and a spa complete this address, which combines relaxation with pleasure for the senses.
7/26/2013
Le Mas du Naoc A Guesthouse in Cabris

Le Mas du Naoc A Guesthouse in Cabris

A few kilometers from Grasse, this guesthouse with its panoramic view over the bay of Cannes is an ode to life on the Côte d’Azur. A serene and secret address…
6/26/2013
Carillon & Clapotis, A Charming Welcome in Forcalquier

Carillon & Clapotis, A Charming Welcome in Forcalquier

There’s nothing better for getting to know a place than to reserve a room in a B&B. Sybil Gosselin, owner of Carillon & Clapotis in Forcalquier, certainly won’t disagree. She provides a heartfelt welcome.
5/9/2013
Slowgarden, Garden and Terrace Design in Marseille

Slowgarden, Garden and Terrace Design in Marseille

For the last four years in Marseille, Slowgarden has been designing balconies, terraces and gardens in Marseille and its surrounds. Behind this little company that mixes landscape with space design is Claire Delahaye.
3/10/2013
Immerse Yourself in the World of L'Occitane Boutiques

Immerse Yourself in the World of L'Occitane Boutiques

Entering a L’OCCITANE store instantly teleports you to Provence. The skincare brand from Manosque invites the whole world to discover, via their collections, a little piece of this unique region. Let’s visit !
9/22/2012
My Dream House

My Dream House

This title is taken from the American group Cocorosie’s album “La Maison de Mon Rêve”, as Corinne and Emmanuel’s guesthouse could be the subject of a song, revealing itself like a dream where, at each open door, one marvels at the possibilities of the imagination.
2/25/2012
Sleep in Le Corbusier's

Sleep in Le Corbusier's "Cité Radieuse"

Did you know that it’s possible to rent for your vacation an unusual duplex, rich in history, perched on the 6th floor of Le Corbusier’s mythic building?
1/14/2012
Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

To get to Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse (The Radiant City) in Marseille, you must cross the 4-hectare park that separates it from the Boulevard Michelet. You will first be struck by the vertiginous alley of pilotis topped with stratum of colors and lines that owe everything to early 20th century avant-garde. The “vertical village” awaits you.
1/10/2012
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
Holidays: Inviting Nature to Dinner

Holidays: Inviting Nature to Dinner

A little walk in the woods to gather materials, and you’ve got all you need for an original holiday table decoration with a natural theme.
12/22/2011

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