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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
The Rencontres d'Arles gets a Revamp for its 46th Edition

The Rencontres d'Arles gets a Revamp for its 46th Edition

Dedicated to innovation, the Rencontres d'Arles festival prepares, for this 46th edition, to pay tribute to one of its founding fathers Lucien Clergue, through the prism of a completely redesigned festival, and with The l’Occitane Foundation as patron.
7/2/2015
The Crespeou, The Traditional Provençal Layered Omelet

The Crespeou, The Traditional Provençal Layered Omelet

With the arrival of the warm months, the Crespeou returns to the table as a prized recipe at the aperitif or for summer meals. Originally from the Upper Vaucluse region, this savory cake made of layered omelets, rich in color and flavor, is a simple recipe loved by all gourmets!
6/29/2015
La Coquillade, An Ecological Gem in the Heart of the Luberon

La Coquillade, An Ecological Gem in the Heart of the Luberon

On a hill surrounded by vineyards, La Coquillade estate spreads out like a charming hamlet, combining true refinement with an environmental approach. It’s the ideal destination for a peaceful getaway.
6/25/2015
Our Pick of the Running Tracks of Provence

Our Pick of the Running Tracks of Provence

One of the most accessible sports, and so good for your health, running is attracting more and more fans. For simple jogging or competitive training, discover some of the best routes to take during your next running session under the Provence sun.
6/23/2015
Zespà, The Little Espadrilles Label From Aix-En-Provence Grows Up

Zespà, The Little Espadrilles Label From Aix-En-Provence Grows Up

School friends Jeremy Amar, Jonathan Agrifoglio and Frederic Blas are behind Zespà, a brand of espadrilles with cutting-edge style. Let’s take a look back over the career of these three locals from Aix, who have managed to seduce the fashion world with their Made in France reinterpretation of the classic shoe.
6/19/2015
The Most Beautiful Beaches of Corsica

The Most Beautiful Beaches of Corsica

Between its crystalline sea, wild native scrubland and imperious mountains, Corsica truly deserves its nickname of Isle of Beauty. This island paradise with tropical appeal offers travelers some of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean.
6/17/2015
Isabelle Brémond, Provence in her Blood

Isabelle Brémond, Provence in her Blood

General Manager of the Bouches-du-Rhône Tourist Board, Isabelle Brémond is first and foremost passionate about the region where she grew up. With generosity, she shares her story, achievements and aspirations for this rich territory that she continues to appreciate day after day.
6/15/2015
Van Gogh's Drawings On Show in Arles

Van Gogh's Drawings On Show in Arles

One year after its inauguration, the Van Gogh Foundation in Arles is readying to present almost fifty drawings by the Dutch painter. It’s a fabulous homage to a little-known facet of this visionary artist, better known for his brushstrokes than his drawing skills.
6/11/2015
Rose, The Queen of Flowers

Rose, The Queen of Flowers

Throughout history, the rose has always conquered as much with its delicate scent as its legendary beauty. The undisputed muse of artists, the absolute emblem of love, and the leading scent for perfume makers, the one known as the “queen of flowers" enchants each and every one of us with its many virtues.
6/9/2015
Meet Michel Patrizio, Mosaic Artist

Meet Michel Patrizio, Mosaic Artist

At 67 years old, the renowned mosaic artist Michel Patrizio shares, in all simplicity, the fruit of his 40 years of experience in Marseille's oldest workshop. Let’s look back on the singular career of this local boy, today one the profession’s most iconic figures.
6/5/2015
When Nature becomes Art at the Domaine du Rayol

When Nature becomes Art at the Domaine du Rayol

Nestled at the foot of the Massif des Maures mountain range, the Domaine du Rayol Mediterranean garden is preparing to welcome, for this second edition, artists of different sensibilities to its land art festival. It’s a unique cultural event where nature and creativity combine in a raw state.
6/1/2015
The Verbena Cocktail: A Fresh Summer Drink by Guillaume Ferroni

The Verbena Cocktail: A Fresh Summer Drink by Guillaume Ferroni

With summer approaching, the bartender Guillaume Ferroni shares a recipe for a refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail, where lime and verbena form a refreshing duo of Provencal accents, to be enjoyed without moderation!
5/28/2015
Le Clos de Rohan, Rustic Charm par Excellence

Le Clos de Rohan, Rustic Charm par Excellence

Nestled between the fragrant local scrub, the garrigue, and fields of lavender, the Clos de Rohan is home to an intimate guesthouse with an elegant décor. A haven imbued with an atmosphere typical of the Southern Alps, where the song of the cicadas is the only timekeeper.
5/26/2015

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