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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
The Mediterranean House of Fashion Trades

The Mediterranean House of Fashion Trades

Since its inception in 1988, the Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode (MMMM) fashion college has continued to make its mark on the Marseille textile industry. Its president Matthieu Gamet shares his ambitions to raise Marseille to the status of a fashion capital.
3/24/2015
Iris Pallida, Grasse’s Precious Blue Gold

Iris Pallida, Grasse’s Precious Blue Gold

Native to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, the Iris Pallida has gradually acclimatized to the soil of Provence, especially around Grasse, where it’s become a valuable ingredient for making perfume.
3/20/2015
Soledad Tari, Winemaker at Domaine de la Bégude

Soledad Tari, Winemaker at Domaine de la Bégude

Enamored with their property, Soledad and her husband Guillaume have been developing a boutique vineyard there for nearly 20 years. Their unwavering commitment is transcribed in wines with feminine notes, in the image of this passionate winemaker.
3/18/2015
L’Occitane Makes the Top 15

L’Occitane Makes the Top 15 "Life-Changing" Spa Treatments

Since 2001, L'OCCITANE has been committed to creating spas in its image. According to Yahoo Travel’s latest ranking, these sensual rituals devised around a journey to Provence rank among those beauty treatments that could "change your life".
3/16/2015
The Creative Canteen Urban Kitchen delights Marseille

The Creative Canteen Urban Kitchen delights Marseille

Recently opened, in between the Allianz Tower and the 26th Centenary Park, Urban Kitchen is Marseille’s new temple to creative cuisine: an unusual address where creation and recreation mingle, to the delight of your taste buds!
3/13/2015
The MAMAC Museum Revisits its Classics with the Exhibition “Collectors”

The MAMAC Museum Revisits its Classics with the Exhibition “Collectors”

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice (MAMAC) spotlights more than 200 major works from its permanent collection, for a rare retrospective that demonstrates many of the major artistic trajectories from 1960 to today.
3/11/2015
The Art of Wood Carving with Matthias Malet

The Art of Wood Carving with Matthias Malet

Native to the Luberon region, Matthias Malet carves green wood from the Mediterranean basin. From his workshop in Lourmarin, the artist follows his inspirations, working his craft with dexterity and poetry.
3/9/2015
Almond, The Sweet Elixir of Provence

Almond, The Sweet Elixir of Provence

Sweet and bountiful, the almond has many qualities. A beauty treatment or gourmet ingredient, this wonderful nut is at the service of wellbeing in all its forms.
3/6/2015
In the Light of the Greats of the Italian Renaissance

In the Light of the Greats of the Italian Renaissance

For its fourth edition, the Carrières de Lumières festival invites Renaissance Italian painters to exhibit on its white limestone walls. It’s a unique opportunity to participate in a sensory journey to the heart of the history of art.
3/4/2015
Façonnable : The Consecration of the French Riviera style

Façonnable : The Consecration of the French Riviera style

Born under the French Riviera sun, Façonnable has been tastefully revisiting its tailoring heritage in recent years. A major turning point began with the creation of a more sportswear wardrobe, in tune with the codes that have made such a success of the Nice label.
3/2/2015
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

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