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Spotlight on Provence’s New Michelin Stars

Spotlight on Provence’s New Michelin Stars

On 2 February 2015, French gastronomy’s famous red guide unveiled the 609 graduates of its 2015 edition. This major event crowned with a star no less than nine Provencal chefs for their cuisine of southern accents.
2/27/2015
Provence, The Best Recipes – Pan Bagnat

Provence, The Best Recipes – Pan Bagnat

Literally meaning "wet bread," the traditional sandwich of the fishermen and workers of Nice is soaked in olive oil and tomato juice. Its filling is a cousin to the Salade Niçoise. Enjoy some real Provencal street food!
2/25/2015
An Artistic Feast by Provencal Chefs

An Artistic Feast by Provencal Chefs

On display at Marseille’s Museum of Civilisations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) since last October, the exhibition Food examines our relationship to food. For the occasion, twenty chefs responded to an unusual culinary challenge: to create a dish or a dessert inspired by one of the works presented.
2/24/2015
Jean-Luc Rivière, The Peony Farmer

Jean-Luc Rivière, The Peony Farmer

Jean-Luc Rivière is the sixth generation to run his renowned peony farm. Established in the town of Crest, the farm is not just an example of expert agriculture, it’s a great family story.
2/23/2015
La Bastide de Gordes, At the Heart of the Dream of Provence

La Bastide de Gordes, At the Heart of the Dream of Provence

Overlooking the Luberon ranges from the cliffs of Gordes, the hotel La Bastide de Gordes occupies an enchanting setting. It’s a privileged port of call for a visit where luxury, charm and authenticity mingle.
2/20/2015
Valerie Ciccarelli’s Whimsical & Poetic World

Valerie Ciccarelli’s Whimsical & Poetic World

Designer, artist and jeweler, Valerie Ciccarelli left her native Marseille in order to better return. Delighting in diverting established codes, this rebellious artist fascinates with her unusual jewelry, combining XXL proportions with a large variety of raw materials.
2/19/2015
Discovering the First Organic Bread School

Discovering the First Organic Bread School

In the Jabron Valley, the Thomas Teffri-Chambelland international baking school provides future bakers with a program between tradition and innovation.
2/18/2015
Truffle Hunting at Mount Ventoux

Truffle Hunting at Mount Ventoux

Provence’s legendary summit, Mount Ventoux is a privileged place to visit in any season. At the time of the truffle harvest, this land of flavors attracts many visitors, determined to find the famous ‘black diamond.’
2/16/2015
The Provencal Mother, Source of All Inspiration!

The Provencal Mother, Source of All Inspiration!

As protector, moral support, and example to follow, the maternal figure has a special place in the hearts of the people of Provence. A boundless source of inspiration, she has been paid tribute from the four corners of the region since time immemorial.
2/14/2015
Immortelle, The Flower of A Thousand Benefits

Immortelle, The Flower of A Thousand Benefits

Native to Corsica, the fascinating Immortelle flower never fades, even once picked. This mysterious power is among the multiple qualities of this "golden sun," today recognized for its powerful properties.
2/12/2015
L'OCCITANE Supports Women in Business in Burkina Faso

L'OCCITANE Supports Women in Business in Burkina Faso

Supporting women's leadership in Burkina Faso since 2006, the L'OCCITANE Foundation details its commitment with an exhibition running until 31 March.
2/10/2015
Three Addresses for a Romantic Getaway in Provence

Three Addresses for a Romantic Getaway in Provence

Dreaming of an escape with your sweetheart for Valentine's Day? Whether you’re a fan of refined, bohemian or contemporary breaks, here's a selection of places to discover without delay for love under the sun in Provence.
2/7/2015
Art in Motion at Station Alexandre

Art in Motion at Station Alexandre

Nestled in the heart of the Canet neighborhood, Station Alexandre is in constant transformation. Here you’ll find neither gallery nor theatre, the cultural space emerges according to what occupies the former freight yard, today an absolute must in Marseille.
2/5/2015
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
Provence, The Best Recipes – Navette Biscuits

Provence, The Best Recipes – Navette Biscuits

Shaped like small boats, these biscuits are typically served at Candlemas, on February 2. They commemorate the arrival of the Three Marys to the Camargue by boat. And if all over France, we eat pancakes on that day, in Marseille we munch on Navettes.
1/29/2015
Mathias Bettinger’s White Truffle Tagliatelle

Mathias Bettinger’s White Truffle Tagliatelle

With pride of place this season, the white truffle is prepared in so many ways to satisfy the most demanding palates. Mathias Bettinger, Chef at the Château des Alpilles, divulges an original recipe that pairs the famous "white gold" with delicious homemade tagliatelle, in the spirit of his Mediterranean cuisine.
1/27/2015
The Revival of the Apothecary

The Revival of the Apothecary

This bygone profession is making a comeback today in response to the public’s growing enthusiasm for nature’s many virtues, especially those of plants.
1/24/2015
Provencal Craftsmanship at the Verrerie de Biot Glass Factory

Provencal Craftsmanship at the Verrerie de Biot Glass Factory

Established in 1956, the Verrerie de Biot glass factory hasn’t lost its luster. Famous throughout the world, it continues to pay tribute to local craftsmanship.
1/20/2015
The Real Andy Warhol on Display in Marseille

The Real Andy Warhol on Display in Marseille

An exceptional collection is on display at the MAC Marseille from 6 December 2014 to 12 April 2015. Rediscover Warhol through his most intimate memories.
1/19/2015
Charlotte Gastaut: Inside the Imagination of an Illustrator from Provence

Charlotte Gastaut: Inside the Imagination of an Illustrator from Provence

Originating from Marseille, the illustrator Charlotte Gastaut lent her talent to the decoration of L'Occitane’s Cherry Blossom collection. Between Provencal influence and Japanese inspiration, she invites us in to her dream world.
1/16/2015

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