Latest articles

"Femme Lavande," an Intoxicating Exhibition by Jean-François Mutzig

Fascinated by life’s rare moments, the photographer Jean-François Mutzig has immortalized the many tourists strolling on the Valensole plateau during the summer season, with an exhibition entitled "Femme Lavande” or “Lavender Woman”.
5/22/2015
Escapade by the Sea on the Var Coast

Escapade by the Sea on the Var Coast

Running along the Saint-Tropez peninsula, an ancient coastal path provides walkers with beautiful strolls between land and sea. Prized for the diversity of its landscapes, this track is surrounded by sublime landscapes in the heart of protected wilderness.
5/20/2015
Christine Rey, Le Bleuet’s New Lucky Star

Christine Rey, Le Bleuet’s New Lucky Star

In the little village of Banon, perched on a mountainside between the Lure and Ventoux, Christine Rey, with her husband’s support, have just relaunched the bookstore Le Bleuet, renowned for the wealth of its collections. A gamble for this bold woman from Avignon, determined to proudly fly the flag of this temple to books.
5/18/2015
Annelie Schubert’s Minimalism Rewarded at the Hyères Festival

Annelie Schubert’s Minimalism Rewarded at the Hyères Festival

On the occasion of the Var festival’s 30th edition, the fashion designer Annelie Schubert was awarded the coveted "Grand Prix First Vision." A distinction earned by her minimal silhouettes focusing on a reinterpreted apron.
5/14/2015
Men from Provence of their Times

Men from Provence of their Times

Often possessing a taste for boules and pastis, the Provençal male cannot, however, be reduced to these charming clichés. Winemaker, fashion designer, chef or sculptor, here are four unique personalities that reflect the many facets of this man from the South.
5/12/2015
The citron, The Perfectly Flawed Fruit

The citron, The Perfectly Flawed Fruit

Within the citrus family, the citron, or cédrat in French, is not everybody’s favorite. With its rough skin and marked sourness, this ancestor to the lemon nevertheless demonstrates remarkable aromatic, culinary and cosmetic properties.
5/8/2015
The Hôtel de Caumont Morphs into an Exceptional Museum

The Hôtel de Caumont Morphs into an Exceptional Museum

Located in the Mazarin district, in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, the Hôtel de Caumont reopened on May 6, 2015 after an 18-month overhaul. This eighteenth-century jewel turned art center is readying to write a new page in its history.
5/6/2015
Flaveur, A Gourmet Odyssey in the Heart of Nice

Flaveur, A Gourmet Odyssey in the Heart of Nice

Just steps from the Avenue Jean Medecin and the Massena Square, the Tourteaux brothers compose with subtlety Mediterranean dishes seasoned with an exotic touch. This fusion spirit is experienced through a unique culinary journey, with the South as unique landmark.
5/4/2015
Get Ready for Summer with our 3 Beauty Essentials

Get Ready for Summer with our 3 Beauty Essentials

The return of spring heralds a change in your beauty routine. Between essential rituals and practical advice, L'Occitane give you some tips to adopt immediately if you want to make the transition smoothly, and approach the summer in style!
5/1/2015
Provence. The Best Recipes – Salade Niçoise

Provence. The Best Recipes – Salade Niçoise

Neither lettuce nor rice nor beans nor potatoes belong in an authentic Salade Niçoise. The only variation tolerated is to replace on special occasions the anchovy by tuna in oil, or even grilled tuna. But never combine tuna and anchovies!
4/29/2015
The Maison Jalon: A Subtle Union of Designer & Retro Style

The Maison Jalon: A Subtle Union of Designer & Retro Style

Revealing its rugged silhouette in sunny Provence, the Maison Jalon is the latest project from Laetitia and Dimitri. A duo in work and in life, they cultivate a taste for detail and sense of hospitality in a beautiful contemporary setting.
4/27/2015
L'OCCITANE Continues its Support of Japanese Craftsmen

L'OCCITANE Continues its Support of Japanese Craftsmen

Four years after the tsunami that rocked Fukushima, L'OCCITANE continues to give aid to the inhabitants of the Japanese archipelago. An initiative that today sees three artisans from the Tohoku region, particularly affected by the disaster, invited to discover the art of Provencal markets.
4/23/2015
The Tradition of the Provencal Baby Basket

The Tradition of the Provencal Baby Basket

Rich in symbols, Provencal traditions have been defining the region’s identity since ancient times. Among them, the baby gift basket, forgotten for a time, is returning to fashion as a gesture of affection upon arrival of a newborn.
4/20/2015
Our Selection of the Most Beautiful Gardens of Provence

Our Selection of the Most Beautiful Gardens of Provence

Romantic and wild, exotic or classic, Provence is overflowing with idyllic gardens. So many havens combining poetry and serenity, to discover or rediscover for Mother's Day, during a trip marked by memories and mysteries.
4/16/2015
Hot on the Heels of Emma François, Founder of Sessùn

Hot on the Heels of Emma François, Founder of Sessùn

From a simple hobby to finance her studies, Emma François has made her bohemian accented label Sessùn a favorite with fashionistas. Sixteen years after her debut, this Marseillaise at heart sets herself a new challenge with the design of a first wedding dress collection "Yes"!
4/13/2015
Grasse & the Art of Perfumery on Display at L'OCCITANE Museum

Grasse & the Art of Perfumery on Display at L'OCCITANE Museum

After paying tribute to women in business in Burkina Faso, the L'OCCITANE Museum unveils a new temporary exhibition related to the craft of perfume. So much ancestral knowledge at the heart of the Grasse region’s identity, on show until May 30, 2015.
4/9/2015
Welcome to the Jardin Montgrand

Welcome to the Jardin Montgrand

Installed in a beautiful mansion in the sixth district of Marseille, the Jardin Montgrand opens its doors this April 4, 2015. From famous labels to young designers, this "boutique-gallery" with a unique style promises great finds.
4/3/2015
The Festival de Pâques: A Rendezvous for the Music Lovers of Provence

The Festival de Pâques: A Rendezvous for the Music Lovers of Provence

For the third year in a row, the Festival de Pâques is readying to delight classical music lovers. An event of growing popularity, that brings together the cream of artists of the genre, in the heart of the city of art of Aix-en-Provence.
3/30/2015
Provence, The Best Recipes – Panisses

Provence, The Best Recipes – Panisses

In the village of Estaque, just west of Marseille, they don’t eat fries but rather servings of panisse, a fried chickpea flour preparation, originating from Liguria. This chickpea preparation is known as ‘cade’ in Toulon and ‘socca’ in Nice, where it is cooked over a wood fire in a huge dish, and its dough includes olive oil. Chickpeas remain the No. 1 ingredient in local street food of the region!
3/28/2015
The Maison des Remparts, Sweet Refuge of Provencal Lifestyle

The Maison des Remparts, Sweet Refuge of Provencal Lifestyle

Nestled at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains in the Vaucluse region, the Maison des Remparts impresses with its unique style, combining old world charm with contemporary notes. Jerome and Geraldine Thuillier fell in love with the place and have created such a sweet haven there.
3/26/2015

Favorites