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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
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
Provence, The Best Recipes – Pan Bagnat

Provence, The Best Recipes – Pan Bagnat

Literally meaning "wet bread," the traditional sandwich of the fishermen and workers of Nice is soaked in olive oil and tomato juice. Its filling is a cousin to the Salade Niçoise. Enjoy some real Provencal street food!
2/25/2015
An Artistic Feast by Provencal Chefs

An Artistic Feast by Provencal Chefs

On display at Marseille’s Museum of Civilisations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) since last October, the exhibition Food examines our relationship to food. For the occasion, twenty chefs responded to an unusual culinary challenge: to create a dish or a dessert inspired by one of the works presented.
2/24/2015
Jean-Luc Rivière, The Peony Farmer

Jean-Luc Rivière, The Peony Farmer

Jean-Luc Rivière is the sixth generation to run his renowned peony farm. Established in the town of Crest, the farm is not just an example of expert agriculture, it’s a great family story.
2/23/2015
La Bastide de Gordes, At the Heart of the Dream of Provence

La Bastide de Gordes, At the Heart of the Dream of Provence

Overlooking the Luberon ranges from the cliffs of Gordes, the hotel La Bastide de Gordes occupies an enchanting setting. It’s a privileged port of call for a visit where luxury, charm and authenticity mingle.
2/20/2015
Valerie Ciccarelli’s Whimsical & Poetic World

Valerie Ciccarelli’s Whimsical & Poetic World

Designer, artist and jeweler, Valerie Ciccarelli left her native Marseille in order to better return. Delighting in diverting established codes, this rebellious artist fascinates with her unusual jewelry, combining XXL proportions with a large variety of raw materials.
2/19/2015
Discovering the First Organic Bread School

Discovering the First Organic Bread School

In the Jabron Valley, the Thomas Teffri-Chambelland international baking school provides future bakers with a program between tradition and innovation.
2/18/2015
Truffle Hunting at Mount Ventoux

Truffle Hunting at Mount Ventoux

Provence’s legendary summit, Mount Ventoux is a privileged place to visit in any season. At the time of the truffle harvest, this land of flavors attracts many visitors, determined to find the famous ‘black diamond.’
2/16/2015
The Provencal Mother, Source of All Inspiration!

The Provencal Mother, Source of All Inspiration!

As protector, moral support, and example to follow, the maternal figure has a special place in the hearts of the people of Provence. A boundless source of inspiration, she has been paid tribute from the four corners of the region since time immemorial.
2/14/2015
Immortelle, The Flower of A Thousand Benefits

Immortelle, The Flower of A Thousand Benefits

Native to Corsica, the fascinating Immortelle flower never fades, even once picked. This mysterious power is among the multiple qualities of this "golden sun," today recognized for its powerful properties.
2/12/2015

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