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The Art of Boules

The Art of Boules

Coming from the Provençal "Ped-tanca" meaning the game of planted feet, Pétanque, or Boules, is more than a sport, it’s a veritable French tradition. Inseparable from the singing accent of Southerners who play with passion throughout the year, this ancient practice is an important part of a genuine Provencal lifestyle.
9/4/2015
Three Great Literary Classics About Provence

Three Great Literary Classics About Provence

L'Occitane presents essential reading for exploring Provence in literature. Let’s discover these books published throughout the world, where the region is represented in an inspiring and poetic way.
9/1/2015
Smoothies: 3 Detox Juice Recipes for the End of Summer

Smoothies: 3 Detox Juice Recipes for the End of Summer

A real concentration of freshness and creaminess, the smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the health benefits of fruits and flowers. With rose, rosemary, orange or bergamot, discover our three Provencal recipes for a vitamin enriched return to work!
8/27/2015
Immortelle: Inside the L'Occitane Research Laboratory

Immortelle: Inside the L'Occitane Research Laboratory

Over an interview, two L'Occitane experts explain their research work around the Corsican Immortelle flower. A key ingredient of the Divine range, it is endowed with amazing anti-aging properties.
8/24/2015
Face to Face with Wild Animals on the Côte d’Azur

Face to Face with Wild Animals on the Côte d’Azur

From Alpha Park to the Pelagos Marine Sanctuary, the Alpes-Maritimes region is full of protected natural areas that are among the most beautiful in Europe. Increasingly popular, these wild animal observation sites make for a memorable ecotourism odyssey, between land and sea.
8/20/2015
Noëlle Irolla, At the Heart of the Distillation of Essential Oil of Immortelle

Noëlle Irolla, At the Heart of the Distillation of Essential Oil of Immortelle

Facing the bay of Calvi, Noëlle Irolla has been running her small family business specializing in the aromatic plants of Corsica since 1993. Between organic production and family harvests, this enthusiast masters the art of making a very precious nectar: essential oil of Immortelle.
8/18/2015
Maison Nosh, Fast Food for Foodies

Maison Nosh, Fast Food for Foodies

Since its debuts on Rue Espariat, Maison Nosh has come a long way. Established by Julie and Christophe Turle, partners in work and life, this address keeps winning fans with its combination of homemade recipes and designer style.
8/14/2015
3 Beauty Tips to Make Summer Last Longer

3 Beauty Tips to Make Summer Last Longer

When you return to life after the holidays, you are already thinking of how to maintain all the benefits of summer. Between essential care and practical advice, L'Occitane delivers its ideal beauty routine to help you through.
8/11/2015
A Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Dyes in the Tinctorial Plant Conservatory Garden

A Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Dyes in the Tinctorial Plant Conservatory Garden

Amongst the terraced gardens of the Château de Lauris, the botanical garden belonging to the association Couleur Garance is dedicated to plants used for dying. A site both of discovery and conservation, this Eden of natural dyes permits everyone to understand one of the region’s secular traditions.
8/10/2015
Le Stockholmsyndrome, Opposites Attract

Le Stockholmsyndrome, Opposites Attract

Between modern freshness and sweet simplicity, the Franco-Scandinavian label Le Stockholmsyndrome is the result of the successful conjunction of its multiple influences, just like its pretty designers Louise and Rosina.
8/6/2015
Aromachology, Scent Therapy By Essence

Aromachology, Scent Therapy By Essence

Originating in a profound quest for wellness, Aromachology can be defined as the study of the influence of smell on behavior. Since 1982, this approach combining nature and sensorial pleasure has been gently promoting the harmony of body and mind.
8/3/2015
Gordes Gets In Tune with the Soirées d’Été Festival

Gordes Gets In Tune with the Soirées d’Été Festival

Perched on a hillside in the heart of the village of Gordes, the Terrasses Theater hosts the annual summer festival Soirées d’Été. The event comprises six performances, a mix of theater, dance and music and punctuated with a subtle touch of humor, making for a real success story!
8/1/2015
Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

The star of the summer, ice-cream refreshes the palette of all gourmets throughout the season. A little treat that master ice-cream maker Olivier Perrière adapts across more than 70 flavors, including this delicious traditional recipe with a scent of the South, that spotlights Provence’s ubiquitous “blue gold.”
7/28/2015
The Château de Valmer: An Oasis of Luxury on the French Riviera

The Château de Valmer: An Oasis of Luxury on the French Riviera

Within an age-old park, close to Gigaro beach, the Château de Valmer charms with its allure of a bourgeois residence from the 50s. This sumptuous hotel has managed to maintain an authentic appeal through a subtle combination of tradition and glamour.
7/24/2015
Discovering Cassis & its Coves

Discovering Cassis & its Coves

Located at the intersection of dramatic cliffs and rocky coves, the small fishing village of Cassis has become, over the years, a famed port. Its bewitching atmosphere, so typical of the region, irresistibly attracts lovers of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
7/20/2015
Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Originally from Paris, and today resident of Marseille, fashion designer Christina Sfez has been creating, since 2011, sublime wedding dresses with a bohemian spirit. Designs that she carefully makes in her workshop on the Cours Julien, to the delight of future wives with a retro style.
7/16/2015
Test Our Selection of This Summer’s Best Brunches

Test Our Selection of This Summer’s Best Brunches

Imbued with the tranquility of summer, Sunday mornings now cover everything from indulgent meals to unique experiences. L'Occitane shares its three favorite places for a carefree brunch under the Provencal sun, to guarantee you don’t miss out on any of these special moments.
7/14/2015
American Icons Invade the Granet Museum

American Icons Invade the Granet Museum

After winning over crowds in Paris, the exhibition American Icons retires peacefully to the Granet Museum in Aix-en-Provence. It’s an opportunity to understand the work of twentieth-century American masters of contemporary art, on loan from the San Francisco MOMA during its renovation.
7/10/2015
A Journey to the Heart of the Most Beautiful Markets of Provence

A Journey to the Heart of the Most Beautiful Markets of Provence

Occupying village squares, the markets of Provence are one of the symbols of the region. Between stalls of seasonal fruit and vegetables, traditional fabrics and local produce, these exuberant events are enjoyed throughout the year in a medley of color and scent.
7/8/2015
Our Five Beauty Commandments for Summer

Our Five Beauty Commandments for Summer

After looming for so long on the horizon, summer has finally arrived, with its promise of lovely tanning sessions and refreshing swims. To make the most of the benefits of summer, L'Occitane shares its five commandments for staying beautiful... from head to toe!
7/6/2015

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