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Artisans Run in the Family at the Confiserie Lilamand

Artisans Run in the Family at the Confiserie Lilamand

For five generations, the Confiserie Lilamand has been manufacturing candied fruit in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. A local tradition with a bright future.
12/15/2014
La Terrasse de Lurs: Provence on a Plate

La Terrasse de Lurs: Provence on a Plate

La Terrasse de Lurs restaurant, which opened in November 2014, stands at the center of an outstanding site. Its chef, David Arcos, hopes to make it a welcoming place.
12/9/2014
La Biscuiterie de Forcalquier Has a Taste for Tradition

La Biscuiterie de Forcalquier Has a Taste for Tradition

Olivier Baussan, founder of L'Occitane en Provence, has established his Provencal cookie factory on the outskirts of the village of Forcalquier. Yet another way to showcase his region.
12/5/2014
Provencal Iced Nougat Recipe by Armand Arnal

Provencal Iced Nougat Recipe by Armand Arnal

The chef of the La Chassagnette restaurant in Arles revisits for L’Occitane the Thirteen Desserts of Provence with an original iced nougat recipe accompanied by a brioche bun, and served with seasonal fruit. A recipe to test for the holiday season!
11/18/2014
Swiss Chard Pie, A Dessert of Provence

Swiss Chard Pie, A Dessert of Provence

In the lead up to Christmas, Armand Arnal, chef of Arles restaurant La Chassagnette, revisits the tradition of the 13 desserts of Provence with this inspiring and generous dessert recipe.
10/31/2014
The 13 Desserts of Provence by Armand Arnal

The 13 Desserts of Provence by Armand Arnal

Foodies, listen up! With Christmas fast approaching, Armand Arnal, star chef at La Chassagnette restaurant in Arles, treats us to his take on the famous Thirteen Desserts of Provence, part of the "big supper" of December 24. What a feast!
10/24/2014
Discover the Christmas Traditions of Arles

Discover the Christmas Traditions of Arles

Born in the village of Saint-Gilles, just 20 kilometers from Arles, Helen Haon is a great fan of Provencal Christmas traditions. A few months before the festivities, she tells us about getting ready for Christmas. There’s plenty to inspire you with the magic of Christmas, well in advance of this special season.
10/6/2014
Organic Wines from the Sainte Marie de Pierredon Abbey

Organic Wines from the Sainte Marie de Pierredon Abbey

Located in the heart of the Alpilles in St. Remy de Provence, the Sainte Marie de Pierredon Abbey produces certified organic wines. Red, rosé, white, the choice is yours!
9/25/2014
Apricot & Almond Tart

Apricot & Almond Tart

In the mood for a sweet break? Virginia Besançon shares the secrets of the Apricot and Almond Tart that she prepares in her restaurant Les Petites Tables in Volx. A guaranteed delight!
9/23/2014
Zucchini Carpaccio with Parmesan & Lemon Olive Oil

Zucchini Carpaccio with Parmesan & Lemon Olive Oil

Not sure what to prepare for your guests? At the head of the restaurant Les Petites Tables in Volx, Virginia Besançon shares a typical Provencal recipe with us that is easy to make. Treat yourself!
9/23/2014
The Truffle in all its Forms at La Beaugravière!

The Truffle in all its Forms at La Beaugravière!

Specialized in truffles, La Beaugravière is one of the finest restaurants of the Vaucluse region! Based in Mondragon, this establishment led by Guy Jullien is definitely worth a visit.
9/22/2014
Refuge d’Art: In the Footsteps of Andy Goldsworthy

Refuge d’Art: In the Footsteps of Andy Goldsworthy

Want to live an unforgettable experience and discover the beauty of the Digne region? Refuge d'Art is an innovative project that combines contemporary art, hiking and rural heritage.
9/20/2014
It’s Still Summer in Provence!

It’s Still Summer in Provence!

Sun ever present, temperatures around 30 degrees, loads of cultural events... In Provence, summer is here to stay! The proof here in our selection of five key events.
9/8/2014
Thé Mandarine: Straight from the Kitchen

Thé Mandarine: Straight from the Kitchen

Fancy a sweet break? Located in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, the tearoom Thé Mandarine is a little temple of gluttony serving homemade pastries but also quiches. Treat yourself!
8/6/2014
A Wander Through the Markets of Provence

A Wander Through the Markets of Provence

A genuine invitation to explore the gastronomy of Provence, Provencal markets have spanned the centuries and today remain as timeless as ever. Traditional and ancestral, they are a real place of exchange and generosity where tourists and locals alike enjoy coming to discover the abundant local produce.
8/2/2014
Quai 70 Restaurant: The Epitome of Design!

Quai 70 Restaurant: The Epitome of Design!

Opened in 2010 close to Aix-en-Provence in the greater Puyricard area, Pier 70 offers its guests a mouthwatering cuisine, at once traditional and creative. All within an elegant designer setting.
7/21/2014
La Chassagnette, Michelin Starred Foodie Delights

La Chassagnette, Michelin Starred Foodie Delights

A word to the wise! Located near Arles in the Camargue region, the Michelin starred restaurant La Chassagnette invites you on an exciting and amazing culinary journey. Aesthetic, tasty and organic are the key words here, and guarantee you a perfect moment.
6/29/2014
Quality Wines at the Domaine du Val d’Iris Winery

Quality Wines at the Domaine du Val d’Iris Winery

Fans of good wine, listen up! Nestled in the heart of Seillans, one of the most beautiful villages of Provence, the Val d'Iris winery run by Anne Dor is famous for the quality and variety of its wines.
6/24/2014
La Presqu’île Restaurant, A Gourmet’s Paradise!

La Presqu’île Restaurant, A Gourmet’s Paradise!

Foodies take note! Ideally located between the Calanques and Bay of Cassis, the restaurant La Presqu’île has it all: an idyllic setting and divine cuisine with Mediterranean accents.
6/12/2014
The Du Côté des Olivades Restaurant Puts Sunshine on your Plate

The Du Côté des Olivades Restaurant Puts Sunshine on your Plate

Gourmets and connoisseurs of all kinds, take note. Directed by Nancy Bourguignon, the Du Côté des Olivades restaurant in Paradou enjoys a magnificent setting and Provencal cuisine at once simple, feminine, light and refined. It’s a gourmet address to discover!
5/19/2014
Simple & Authentic Cuisine at Chez Caro

Simple & Authentic Cuisine at Chez Caro

Daughter of a restaurant owner, Caroline Pons-Saltiel is now head of the restaurant Chez Caro, located in the heart of the city of Arles, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. For fans of tasty dishes, this place should not be missed...
4/27/2014
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
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
Rouge Guinguette, a Charming Countryside Bistro

Rouge Guinguette, a Charming Countryside Bistro

That’s what the residents in the village of Jouques think! Inaugurated in July 2012 by Christine Charvet, Rouge Guinguette is one of those countryside bistros that has it all. Tastefully decorated, the restaurant offers an enticing wine list and delicious yet simple cuisine.
3/6/2014
Domaine de Régusse: Wines For All Palates!

Domaine de Régusse: Wines For All Palates!

Wine lovers, this place is for you! Located at more than 400 meters altitude in a small village in the Luberon region near Manosque, Domaine de Régusse owes its reputation to the quality and variety of wines that are produced there. Red, rosé, white... There's something for everyone!
2/17/2014
Provençal Cherry Clafoutis

Provençal Cherry Clafoutis

It’s in Saint-Saturnin-Les-Apt, a small village located an hour from Aix-en-Provence, that the culture of “red diamonds” takes root. Crunchy and delicious, cherries arrive on our tables today in the form of a clafoutis. This typically Provençal dessert is simple, authentic and delicious!
1/31/2014
René Bérard’s Hostellerie Berard & Spa Hotel

René Bérard’s Hostellerie Berard & Spa Hotel

At the Hostellerie Bérard & Spa hotel, located in La Cadière d'Azur, a charming little village in the Var, the restaurant is headed by the Michelin-starred chef René Bérard and his son Jean-François, and aims to be traditional, Provencal and elegant all at once! Located in a sumptuous setting, the establishment offers gourmet meals and cooking classes.
1/29/2014
The Cité du Chocolat Valrhona: A Unique Gourmet Tour!

The Cité du Chocolat Valrhona: A Unique Gourmet Tour!

Inaugurated last October in the town of Tain l’Hermitage in the Drôme region, Valrhona’s ‘city of chocolate’ attracts more and more visitors. Built in a 700m² building with a very contemporary flair, it invites young and old alike on a unique gastronomic experience entirely dedicated to chocolate and its mysteries.
1/28/2014
The Olive & Artichaut Restaurant in Nice or the Art of Enhancing Local Produce

The Olive & Artichaut Restaurant in Nice or the Art of Enhancing Local Produce

Gourmets take note! Recently installed in the heart of the Old Town in Nice, the restaurant Olive & Artichaut is one of the new spots not to miss. Here Provençal flavors and local produce work together with subtlety for a "simple, natural and unpretentious cuisine."
1/16/2014
The Truffle An Exquisite Treasure at the Domaine Capelongue

The Truffle An Exquisite Treasure at the Domaine Capelongue

From 20 December, truffle lovers will come together at Domaine de Capelongue in Bonnieux for a special menu. Chef Edouard Loubet, an absolute fan of this highly sought after mushroom, has decided to explore it in dishes each more creative than the last.
12/19/2013
Suckling Pork and Stuffed Tomatoes by Michel Hulin, Head Chef at of

Suckling Pork and Stuffed Tomatoes by Michel Hulin, Head Chef at of "La Cabro d'Or"

A dish of suckling pork slowly baked in a casserole dish, stuffed tomatoes with a hint of preserved lemon and Iberian ham, atop baked macaroni with girolles chanterelle mushrooms and a reduction sauce: a real gastronomical poem!
12/13/2013
Welcome to Michel Hulin’s Restaurant: La Cabro d’Or

Welcome to Michel Hulin’s Restaurant: La Cabro d’Or

The restaurant La Cabro d’Or is located in a large Provencal farmhouse planted in the middle of a two-hectare park, with a beautiful terrace under the linden trees. Under the direction of the talented chef Michel Hulin since 2001, this generous and open restaurant received a Michelin star in 2002.
12/10/2013
Giant Profiterole by Michaël Durieux

Giant Profiterole by Michaël Durieux

Beware: this dessert is very gourmet! Chef Michaël Durieux invites us to taste his supersized profiterole with whipped cream and hot chocolate...
12/8/2013
Shrimp & Zucchini Salad by Chef Michel Hulin

Shrimp & Zucchini Salad by Chef Michel Hulin

Michel Hulin is the head chef of "La Cabro d'Or", a wonderful resaturant in les Baux-de-Provence, rewarded by a Macaron in the famous "Michelin Guide". His shrimp & zucchini salad will be a perfect recipe for your festive menu!
12/6/2013
Frédéric Hawecker A Master Chocolatier in Provence

Frédéric Hawecker A Master Chocolatier in Provence

In Châteaurenard, between Saint Remy de Provence and Avignon, lies a true creator of sweet delights. Frédéric Hawecker, an award-winning chocolatier, was kind enough to welcome us through his doors. Chocolate addicts beware!
11/25/2013
Discover the L’Oustau de Baumanière and its Michelin-starred chef, Sylvestre Wahid

Discover the L’Oustau de Baumanière and its Michelin-starred chef, Sylvestre Wahid

Blessed with a flawless career and unfailing modesty, Sylvestre Wahid, the Michelin-starred chef of the restaurant L’Oustau de Baumanière in Baux de Provence, blends traditional Provençale gastronomy and creativity. Let’s meet him.
11/13/2013
Chocolate Martini : a Christmas Cocktail by the Barman from the Gray d'Albion in Cannes

Chocolate Martini : a Christmas Cocktail by the Barman from the Gray d'Albion in Cannes

On the Croisette, Christian Charlier de Vrainville is the king of the cocktail shaker. With Christmas approaching, this talented barman has come up with an indulgent cocktail recipe based on chocolate for us. To enjoy with moderation.
11/11/2013
The Mimosa Cocktail : an Elegant Classic for a Festive Christmas !

The Mimosa Cocktail : an Elegant Classic for a Festive Christmas !

Christmas dinner is always a real headache. Should you do something new, or stick with the classics? For the aperitif, look no further! The Mimosa Cocktail is perfect: both elegant and festive, it will delight your guests. To enjoy in moderation…
10/29/2013
Recipe of the provençale tapenade : the major component of a great meal !

Recipe of the provençale tapenade : the major component of a great meal !

Made with green or black olives, and with capers, the tapenade is almost essential for a good meal with friends or family, in Provence and everywhere... Find out how to make it with an easy and tasty recipe.
9/29/2013
“Petits Farcis” or Stuffed Vegetables from Nice

“Petits Farcis” or Stuffed Vegetables from Nice

This both unusual and traditional recipe is on the menu at "La Petite Maison de Nicole", one of the restaurants at the Majestic-Barrière Hotel in Cannes which is under the direction of the talented chef Bertrand Schmitt. Peppers, zucchini, eggplants, tomatoes; this dish will delight lovers of Mediterranean flavors.
9/26/2013
Goat Cheese Terrine with Thyme & Marinated Vegetables

Goat Cheese Terrine with Thyme & Marinated Vegetables

This Provençale recipe is by Bertrand Schmitt, chef of "La Petite Maison de Nicole", one of the famous restaurants in the Majestic-Barrière Hotel in Cannes. Quick to prepare, it will delight all lovers of goat cheese and of Mediterranean flavors...
9/25/2013
Bertrand Schmitt, Head Chef at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière in Cannes

Bertrand Schmitt, Head Chef at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière in Cannes

A true maestro, Bertrand Schmitt runs all three restaurants of the Cannes palace hotel. With great passion, he proposes to his spellbound customers a cuisine somewhere between tradition and creativity, and comprising elegant authenticity.
9/24/2013
The Bastide De Moustiers : Alain Ducasse’s Little Paradise in Provence

The Bastide De Moustiers : Alain Ducasse’s Little Paradise in Provence

A true haven of peace, the Bastide De Moustiers is a Provençale inn full of character located in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, which has become an exceptional place under the aegis of chef Alain Ducasse. Endowed with 13 rooms, this old building also houses a Michelin-starred restaurant inspired by local produce.
9/18/2013
Eric Sapet’s La Petite Maison, or the Art of Putting Provence on a Plate...

Eric Sapet’s La Petite Maison, or the Art of Putting Provence on a Plate...

Eric Sapet is the Michelin-starred chef of La Petite Maison, a famous restaurant in Cucuron in the Luberon region where a friendly and relaxed atmosphere prevails. There he manages to mix up Provençale flavors, and his gourmet concoctions are a roaring success.
9/13/2013
The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa

The Puyricard Chocolate Factory : Provençale Style Cocoa

Belgium doesn’t have the monopoly on chocolate! In Puyricard, near Aix-en-Provence, the Roelandts family has managed to give it the distinction it deserves, despite it being a delicacy that is not so popular in Provence.
9/5/2013
The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage

The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage

It’s Provence’s ‘other’ pastis, whose recipe was accomplished in 1990 and which is still made from plants at the Distilleries et Domaines de Provence distillery in Forcalquier.
8/19/2013
Le Relais de Saint Ser Restaurant in Puyloubier

Le Relais de Saint Ser Restaurant in Puyloubier

Majestically located at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain, this restaurant proposes “bistronomic” style terroir cooking, a subtle mix between the bistro experience and fine dining, orchestrated by the young and talented chef Julien Brun.
7/23/2013
Le Picodon : from the Land of Milk & Honey

Le Picodon : from the Land of Milk & Honey

As rich in flavor as in history, the Picodon, a small goat cheese, puts a little taste of Provence on your plate. Subjected to rigorous production conditions, it has managed to maintain all its authenticity and its flavor.
7/23/2013
Wild Pigeon Breast Pastilla & Grilled Scampi by Jean-Luc Le Formal

Wild Pigeon Breast Pastilla & Grilled Scampi by Jean-Luc Le Formal

A delicious recipe of the chef Jean-Luc Le Formal from Aix-en-Provence.
6/26/2013
Le Formal Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

Le Formal Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

This not-be-missed address in Aix-en-Provence serves “creative and contemporary” cuisine at incredibly good prices, under the direction of the chef Jean-Luc Le Formal, an artist alive with a thousand colors and flavors from the south and elsewhere.
6/17/2013
Tuna

Tuna "Pan Bagnat" sandwich by Jean-Luc Le Formal

A traditional and delicious provençale recipe by the chef Jean-Luc Le Formal.
6/17/2013
Stewed Granny Smith Apples & Lemon Verbena Baked Cream by chef Ludovic Aillaud

Stewed Granny Smith Apples & Lemon Verbena Baked Cream by chef Ludovic Aillaud

A great recipe from Ludovic Aillaud, the famous chef of L'Epicurien, a restaurant in Aix-En-Provence.
5/31/2013
Saddle of Rabbit Stuffed with Olives and Baby Purple Artichokes Flavored with Thyme by chef Ludovic Aillaud

Saddle of Rabbit Stuffed with Olives and Baby Purple Artichokes Flavored with Thyme by chef Ludovic Aillaud

A wonderful recipe... Saddle of Rabbit Stuffed with Olives and Baby Purple Artichokes Flavored with Thyme is a creation of the chef Ludovic Aillaud from l'Epicurien restaurant in Aix-En-Provence.
5/30/2013
Salmon Bonbons by chef Ludovic Aillaud

Salmon Bonbons by chef Ludovic Aillaud

An original recipe from Ludovic Aillaud, the chef L’Epicurien Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence...
5/25/2013
L’Epicurien Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

L’Epicurien Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

A subtle mix of lowbrow recipes and gourmet creativity, orchestrated by chef Ludovic Aillaud, under his wife Laura’s benevolent gaze.
5/23/2013
Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This salad brings together much emblematic Italian produce: pasta, of course, and Parmesan, rocket, fresh and dried tomatoes, and mozzarella… An enchanting dish for the eyes and the taste buds. As an entrée, as part of a buffet, or a picnic; every occasion is an opportunity to serve this delicious salad.
4/30/2013
Summer Vegetable Tian in a Zucchini Fan

Summer Vegetable Tian in a Zucchini Fan

Virginie Besançon, chef of Les Petites Tables restaurant in Volx (Provence), shares her tian recipe published in her cookbook Saveurs et Délices du Sud, la nouvelle cuisine du soleil (Les Beaux Jours). Easy and beautiful, the tian is a classic of Mediterranean cooking
3/30/2013
Fresh Goat Cheese Salad

Fresh Goat Cheese Salad

Elisabeth Scotto shares a fresh and simple recipe of her book L'Huile d'Olive, l'Or de la Provence . Another tribute to the wonderful olive oil of Provence.
2/27/2013
Eggplant Dip

Eggplant Dip

In her book ‘L’Or de Provence’ (The Gold of Provence) dedicated to olive oil of Provence, Elisabeth Scotto revisits a classic of Provençal cuisine, eggplant dip. Perfect with your Pastis at the aperitif or for snacks during the day!
2/19/2013
Red Mullet with Herbs

Red Mullet with Herbs

In Provence, fish is an essential ingredient. In her book dedicated to olive oil ‘L’Or de Provence’ (The Gold of Provence), Elisabeth Scotto presents a recipe for red mullet with herbs, so fresh and simple!
2/16/2013
Calissons or

Calissons or "Kalissounets"

Laurence Roche, beekeeper in Vachères, shares her recipe for calissons – that she renames “kalissounets” – with us. After gingerbread, it’s another use for Provence honey. A delight!
1/28/2013
Cake with Nyons Olives

Cake with Nyons Olives

Elisabeth Scotto, co-author with Olivier Baussan of the book “The Gold of Provence” (L’Or de la Provence), shares a simple and easy recipe with us that showcases Nyons olives, genuine treasures of Provence.
1/18/2013
The Sweetness of Honey

The Sweetness of Honey

Mmmm, honey! This tasty treasure comforts us during the long months of winter. The beekeeper Laurence Roche, who produces and transforms her honey at the Hameau du Pichovet in Vachères, shares with us her love for bees and one of her favorite recipes, for gingerbread.
1/11/2013
Fresh Anchovy Open Sandwiches

Fresh Anchovy Open Sandwiches

This week's recipe comes from the book L’Or de la Provence written by Elisabeth Scotto and Olivier Baussan. In this starter, olive oil hits anchovy for an easy and fresh recipe from Provence.
12/29/2012
The Clos Sainte-Magdeleine Winery A Family Affair in Cassis

The Clos Sainte-Magdeleine Winery A Family Affair in Cassis

On the Cap Canaille, in Cassis, Jonathan Sack-Zafiropulo continues the family winemaking venture and plans to make the wine of the estate Clos Sainte-Magdeleine an exceptional product.
12/17/2012
Alain Passard's Holiday Menu inspired by Provence

Alain Passard's Holiday Menu inspired by Provence

Last year the famous French chef Alain Passard designed a festive menu for Vins de Provence. The goal was to create recipes that reveal perfect matches with Côes de Provence wines. A menu in three acts!
12/11/2012
Quince and Dried Fruit and Nut Soufflé

Quince and Dried Fruit and Nut Soufflé

After the lobster and th duck, Alain Passard's Holiday Dinner for Vins de Provence continues with dessert. Are you ready for a soufflé?!
12/9/2012
Sweet and Sour Mediterranean Lobster with Honey

Sweet and Sour Mediterranean Lobster with Honey

This recipe is the starter of a holiday menu created by chef Alain Passard for Vins de Provence. A tribute to Provence begining with lobster!
12/8/2012
Alain Passard Recipe: Duck Roasted in Fig Leaves

Alain Passard Recipe: Duck Roasted in Fig Leaves

For Vins de Provence, chef Alain Passard imagined a holiday dinner dedicated to Provence. After a sweet and sour lobster to start, continue with duck.
12/8/2012
Blood Orange Sponge Cake

Blood Orange Sponge Cake

A recipe by Elisabeth Scotto from the book L'Or de la Provence.
12/3/2012
Garlic Chicken

Garlic Chicken

A family recipe shared by Elisabeth Scotto, author of the cookbook L'Or de la Provence with Olivier Baussan
11/24/2012
Elisabeth Scotto, Portrait of a Foodie

Elisabeth Scotto, Portrait of a Foodie

An encounter with Elisabeth Scotto on the occasion of the release of the book “L’huile d’olive, l’or de la Provence, paroles d’Oléiculteurs” (Olive Oil, The Gold of Provence, Olive Growers in their Own Words), co-written with Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’OCCITANE and the photographer Edouard Sicot. A special moment that we share here with you.
11/16/2012
Almond paste, the recipe

Almond paste, the recipe

Tashka Sofer, essential oil specialist and Provençal grandmother, prepares homemade almond paste for Fantastic Provence with L’Occitane. A moment to share with all the family and an easy recipe for a Christmas in Provence.
11/15/2012
Hazelnut Shortbreads

Hazelnut Shortbreads

Discover this delicate recipe chef David Arcos imagined for our holiday dinner in Provence.
10/30/2012
Magret Duck Breasts with Raspberries

Magret Duck Breasts with Raspberries

Chef David Arcos shares the main course of his holiday dinner in Provence !
10/30/2012
Goat Cheese Toast

Goat Cheese Toast

Chef David Arcos presents the apetizer of his Holiday Dinner in Provence
10/30/2012
Verbena and raspberry cocktail

Verbena and raspberry cocktail

A verbena flavoured cocktail to start chef David Arcos' Christmas Dinner!
10/30/2012
Christmas Dinner in Provence

Christmas Dinner in Provence

Raspberries, hazelnuts, verbena: original ingredients for a Christmas dinner. Here, the chef David Arcos of the restaurant Bonheur Fou in Manosque shares four recipes that will surprise your nearest and dearest. Dinner is served!
10/30/2012
In the Kitchen of Joyce Borgmann

In the Kitchen of Joyce Borgmann

In Oraison, the Oustaou d’Oulivie welcomes lovers of Provence in its two vacation cottages located in the heart of an olive grove. You can also learn about Provençale cooking in the incredible kitchen of the mistress of the house, Joyce Borgmann.
10/13/2012
Test the Gourmet Hike!

Test the Gourmet Hike!

You like to hike and have a weakness for authentically good restaurants? This activity, known as Randos Bistrot, is for you. And until November, treat yourself to a unique walk in Haute-Provence and in the Luberon region.
9/19/2012
At the Heart of the Grape Harvest

At the Heart of the Grape Harvest

The grape harvest has begun on the Côté d’Azur and will continue until October around France. It’s an important moment for the winemakers and wine lovers! The photographer José Nicolas pays tribute to this event through a series of photographs. Prepare to be dazzled.
9/4/2012
Le Quillé, Ice Cream Maker in Miramas-Le-Vieux

Le Quillé, Ice Cream Maker in Miramas-Le-Vieux

About forty kilometers from Aix-en-Provence, the little medieval town of Miramas-Le-Vieux is a destination not to miss, for its beauty, but especially for its ice cream shop Le Quillé.
7/3/2012
Première Pression Provence: Olive Oil has Fine Vintages too

Première Pression Provence: Olive Oil has Fine Vintages too

L’Occitane founder Olivier Baussan created Première Pression Provence in 2008 with the aim of sharing his delicious discoveries of rare olive oils and encounters with passionate producers…
6/19/2012
Candied Fruits of Provence

Candied Fruits of Provence

Sweet and colorful, they are one of Provence’s emblematic flavors, and if we prefer to eat them in winter, they are made in spring and summer!
6/6/2012
Easter at the Petit Duc in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Easter at the Petit Duc in Saint-Rémy de Provence

“An art-house production laboratory”, this is how master patissier Hermann Van Beeck introduces his temple to sweet delicacies in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
4/6/2012
An Encounter with Philippe Segond

An Encounter with Philippe Segond

Recipient of the title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France,” the pastry and confectionary chef Philippe Segond welcomes us to his patisserie, the Maison Riederer, an essential Aix-en-Provence address since 1780.
12/21/2011
A Day in the Couvent des Minimes

A Day in the Couvent des Minimes

Between its cultural heritage and its sensorial pleasures, our worries are washed away when we arrive in this peaceful haven in Mane en Provence.
12/16/2011
The Thirteen Desserts of Provence

The Thirteen Desserts of Provence

From Embrun to Nice, by way of Marseille, every town has its own variation, and sometimes even every family!
12/15/2011
Candy creator

Candy creator

In 1949 a special confectionery was created, near Grasse, the perfume capital. More than 60 years later, and having just opened a new outlet on the Nice port, the Confiserie Florian has become a gourmet institution, in the heart of Provence.
10/18/2011
My kingdom for a calisson

My kingdom for a calisson

A traditional candy intimately linked with the city of Aix-en-Provence, the calisson is a delicacy with a strong personality. From its history, to its shape and its variations, the calisson continues to inspire…
7/1/2011

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