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A Walk in the Heart of the Alpilles

A Walk in the Heart of the Alpilles

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Eygalières via Les Baux-de-Provence and Maussane, the Alpilles region offers a magnificent panorama over Provence.
8/17/2014
Thé Mandarine: Straight from the Kitchen

Thé Mandarine: Straight from the Kitchen

Fancy a sweet break? Located in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, the tearoom Thé Mandarine is a little temple of gluttony serving homemade pastries but also quiches. Treat yourself!
8/6/2014
Valsaintes: The Rose Path is Now Open

Valsaintes: The Rose Path is Now Open

Entirely devoted to roses and labeled a "Remarkable Garden" by the Ministry of Culture, the Valsaintes Abbey garden thinks big with the inauguration of its Rose Path.
8/4/2014
Aromachology, Aromatherapy, The Power of Plants

Aromachology, Aromatherapy, The Power of Plants

Essential oils are at the heart of aromachology and aromatherapy. Tachka Sofer, a specialist in ethnobotany and unstoppable on the benefits of plants, decrypts these traditional disciplines for you.
8/4/2014
Bonne Mère, The Marseille Soap in All Its Forms

Bonne Mère, The Marseille Soap in All Its Forms

Bonne Mère! This is the affectionate name that the master soap-makers of Marseille once gave to the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, protector of the city. L'OCCITANE has chosen this name to make a colorful tribute to this Provençal know-how.
8/3/2014
A Wander Through the Markets of Provence

A Wander Through the Markets of Provence

A genuine invitation to explore the gastronomy of Provence, Provencal markets have spanned the centuries and today remain as timeless as ever. Traditional and ancestral, they are a real place of exchange and generosity where tourists and locals alike enjoy coming to discover the abundant local produce.
8/2/2014
Secrets for Surviving the Heat

Secrets for Surviving the Heat

The temperature is slowly approaching 95°F and with it the stress of a sweltering heat wave. Don’t panic, this year you’ll be equipped to survive with confidence. Between practical advice and favorite products, we share our most valuable secrets with you to minimize the effects of the heat.
7/28/2014
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
Marseille Aboard a Local Fishing Boat

Marseille Aboard a Local Fishing Boat

Advice to tourists visiting Marseille. Venture on board a “pointu,” a traditional local fishing boat, and discover the city’s emblematic sites. The harbor, the old town, monuments... visit every nook and cranny and enjoy a unique and breathtaking panorama.
7/27/2014
Ten Beauty Essentials to Slip in to Your Suitcase

Ten Beauty Essentials to Slip in to Your Suitcase

This year, the focus is on traveling light. We’re over luggage weighing more than we do in beauty products. On vacation, we’re investing in travel size formats. Practical for flying without getting half of your vanity confiscated, L’Occitane mini formats will save your summer. And your beauty routine! Here’s the proof in 10 essentials.
7/25/2014
Quai 70 Restaurant: The Epitome of Design!

Quai 70 Restaurant: The Epitome of Design!

Opened in 2010 close to Aix-en-Provence in the greater Puyricard area, Pier 70 offers its guests a mouthwatering cuisine, at once traditional and creative. All within an elegant designer setting.
7/21/2014
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
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
An Idea for an Outing in Provence: Dive into the World of L'Occitane

An Idea for an Outing in Provence: Dive into the World of L'Occitane

Want to get up off your beach towel and discover Provence as you've never seen it before? Take a detour via Manosque and visit the L'Occitane factory for a fragrant trip to the heart of Southern France that will also seduce you with products for sale at bargain prices. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!
7/11/2014
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
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