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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
L'OCCITANE Supports Female Entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso

L'OCCITANE Supports Female Entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso

Committed to supporting female entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso since 2006, the L'OCCITANE Foundation presents the Pepite Award for the fourth consecutive year.
11/21/2014
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
Christmas Wish List 2014: Gift Ideas from L'OCCITANE

Christmas Wish List 2014: Gift Ideas from L'OCCITANE

With Christmas fast approaching, the countdown has begun! Hand cream, body scrub, a scented candle, boots, a cocktail dress, and a bow tie for the gentlemen... L'OCCITANE presents its gift ideas for a winning Christmas. Now it’s just up to you to choose!
11/17/2014
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
L’Occitane & My Little Paris: An Amazing Advent Calendar!

L’Occitane & My Little Paris: An Amazing Advent Calendar!

Notice to all beauty addicts! To keep you busy until Christmas, L'Occitane has concocted a wonderful Advent calendar in association with My Little Paris. Making each December day full of surprises...
11/11/2014
The Saint Barbara Feast Day: A Christmas Tradition in Provence

The Saint Barbara Feast Day: A Christmas Tradition in Provence

There are many Provencal Christmas traditions! Celebrated on December 4, the Saint Barbara Feast Day marks the beginning of preparations for Christmas, and is one of its most respected customs. Let the magic happen!
11/10/2014
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
L’OCCITANE Supports People with Disabilities

L’OCCITANE Supports People with Disabilities

For several years, the L’OCCITANE Group has been committed to employing people with disabilities.
11/5/2014
Provencal Landscapes in Fall

Provencal Landscapes in Fall

Without a doubt, autumn in Provence is magical. The leaves change to orange and yellow and the landscape is adorned with the warm colors typical of the change of season.
11/4/2014
Mushroom Hunting in the Névache Valley

Mushroom Hunting in the Névache Valley

Fall is the perfect season for picking mushrooms, and especially ceps. If you’re close to the Hautes-Alpes department of Provence, put on a pair of boots and pick up a wicker basket: the Névache Valley is waiting, for an unforgettable walk through the forest.
11/3/2014
Swiss Chard Pie, A Dessert of Provence

Swiss Chard Pie, A Dessert of Provence

In the lead up to Christmas, Armand Arnal, chef of Arles restaurant La Chassagnette, revisits the tradition of the 13 desserts of Provence with this inspiring and generous dessert recipe.
10/31/2014
The Regards de Provence Museum: A Landmark Site

The Regards de Provence Museum: A Landmark Site

Calling all art lovers: the completely refurbished Regards de Provence Museum is currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to the city of Marseille.
10/29/2014
L'OCCITANE’s Commitment to Diversity

L'OCCITANE’s Commitment to Diversity

Committed for a number of years to the diversity of its employees, L'OCCITANE formalized its engagement of responsibility by signing the French Diversity Charter at UNESCO, on Thursday October 23.
10/26/2014
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
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
Jacquemus: Under the

Jacquemus: Under the "Parasols of Marseille!"

Originally from Mallemort, a small town between Marseille and Avignon, Simon Porte Jacquemus caused a sensation last Paris Fashion Week when he presented a collection directly inspired by the city of Marseille. Summer, here we come!
10/14/2014
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

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