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The Hôtel de Caumont: A New Art Center on the Horizon

The Hôtel de Caumont: A New Art Center on the Horizon

Dating from the eighteenth-century and under renovation since July 2013, the Hôtel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence will reopen as an art center in May 2015, under the direction of Culturespaces. Let’s focus on the future cultural venue that has many fine surprises in store.
4/22/2014
A Jewel Box for Cocteau

A Jewel Box for Cocteau

Since November 2011, The Jean Cocteau Museum belongs to the Menton village landscape: this museum designed by french architect Rudy Ricciotti is the first and most important public resource in the world devoted to the poet’s work.
4/18/2014
zChocolat:  A Gourmet Gift for Mother’s Day

zChocolat: A Gourmet Gift for Mother’s Day

Looking for an original and tasty Mother’s Day gift idea? The online chocolate shop zChocolat offers a range of elegant, creative and fully customizable gift boxes; something to please moms around the world.
4/18/2014
Mother’s Day Flowers with Victoire Gerez

Mother’s Day Flowers with Victoire Gerez

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Victoire Gerez, a talented florist based for the last two years in Aix-en-Provence, gives us the idea of a pretty bouquet of flowers, and lets us in on some trade secrets. It’s an ideal Mother’s Day gift, a symbol of love and tenderness.
4/18/2014
Ideas for Mother's Day by L’OCCITANE

Ideas for Mother's Day by L’OCCITANE

To help you find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and surprise your dear and loving mom, here are some original and lovely gift ideas. Perfume, soap, cosmetic bags, a Brazilian bracelet... plenty of ideas to spoil and pamper her!
4/18/2014
L’OCCITANE committed to Protecting the Environment

L’OCCITANE committed to Protecting the Environment

Since its inception in 1976, L’OCCITANE has been committed to environmental protection. Combining respect, authenticity and pleasure, here’s a glimpse of our social and environmental responsibility policy.
4/17/2014
Fruidoraix Nougat Eggs for Easter!

Fruidoraix Nougat Eggs for Easter!

Calling all chocolate addicts! Founded in 1880 in Eguilles in the heart of Aix country and specialized in calissons, Fruidoraix also offers many other treats such as chocolate, or unusually flavored nougat... Indulge yourself!
4/15/2014
The L’OCCITANE Plant Expertise Laboratory

The L’OCCITANE Plant Expertise Laboratory

At L'OCCITANE, everything starts with nature. Our Plant Expertise Laboratory, that develops new plant extracts each year, perfectly embodies this commitment. Follow our guided tour behind the scenes of natural cosmetics.
4/14/2014
L’OCCITANE Sight Award 2014

L’OCCITANE Sight Award 2014

Awarded every two years by the L’OCCITANE Foundation, L’OCCITANE Sight Award – with a value of 50,000 Euros - is designed to reward the work of an ophthalmologist against avoidable blindness in developing countries. So who is the lucky winner this year?
4/11/2014
Orange Blossom An Ode to The Sweet Life of Provence

Orange Blossom An Ode to The Sweet Life of Provence

Orange flower, also known as Neroli, is a symbol of purity and fertility and is an essential part of life in Provence. A subtle and delicate evocation of La Dolce Vita Provençal, its fresh and voluptuous fragrance is used by the most important perfumers.
4/10/2014
Orchids & Neroli: White & Feminine Flowers

Orchids & Neroli: White & Feminine Flowers

Precious and much sought after, Orchid and Neroli have a hint of extreme refinement, and are also both precious symbols of femininity. These are just two reasons to unite them in a new fragrance.
4/9/2014
Brazil Pays a Visit to L'Occitane!

Brazil Pays a Visit to L'Occitane!

L'Occitane launches “L'Occitane au Brésil,” a new collection designed in Brazil, using local ingredients and whose packaging was created by Brazilian artists, for a guaranteed change of scenery!
4/3/2014
Carlton Hotel in Cannes, Grace Kelly suite

Carlton Hotel in Cannes, Grace Kelly suite

A great love story between cinema and the French Riviera has existed since the invention of film. Each year this idyllic region attracts many film producers. Highly sought after, cinema’s biggest continue to make it a key destination. Let’s look at the history of this “Hollywood on the Riviera.”
3/26/2014
L’Occitane Gets Behind Japan

L’Occitane Gets Behind Japan

Three years after the tsunami, Japan is just starting to recover. Invested since 2011 in rebuilding Tohoku, one of the regions most affected by the catastrophe, L'OCCITANE continues its commitment to the country by inviting two Japanese artisans to the markets of Provence.
3/24/2014
The Exotic Ambiance of the Serre de la Madone Garden

The Exotic Ambiance of the Serre de la Madone Garden

Located in the heart of Menton, a town in southeast France with the lemon as its symbol, the Serre de la Madone garden is renowned for its rich variety of plants. Now listed as a historic monument and completely restored, this magical place is a must-see.
3/20/2014
Almond Trees Return to Provence

Almond Trees Return to Provence

Although almond trees have always grown in Provence, since the 1930s their cultivation has been decreasing, to the point of disappearing, in favor of wheat and lavender. But since 2002, thanks to a project led by the Jaubert brothers on the Valensole Plateau and with support from L'Occitane, the fruit tree can begin to hope for a brighter future.
3/18/2014
L’Occitane Eco–Refills: A Gesture for the Environment!

L’Occitane Eco–Refills: A Gesture for the Environment!

Conscious of the environmental impact of its activities, today L’Occitane continues its commitment to the environment with a selection of thirteen eco-friendly refills. The goal? To act for the preservation of the environment and give bottles a second life.
3/17/2014
Secrets of Enfleurage

Secrets of Enfleurage

Developed in the seventeenth century, enfleurage is a traditional method of extracting perfume from flowers. Because it permits the faithful reproduction of the fragrance of fresh flowers, L’Occitane is revisiting it today, with the registration of a new patent.
3/14/2014
The Legend of the Four Queens

The Legend of the Four Queens

The legend of the four queens tells the incredible story of the four daughters of the Count of Forcalquier, Raimond Bérenger V de Provence, who each ended up marrying a king!
3/12/2014
Picking Roses in Provence

Picking Roses in Provence

In Roumoules on the Valensole Plateau, Emmanuelle Ravel cultivates roses, but not just any rose! Centifolia, the variety so well known to perfumers, is her rose of choice. With the help of her flower pickers, she harvests this wonderful scented flower in June. We joined them.
3/9/2014