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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
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
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
Jean-Marie Massaud & the Ravel Pottery in Aubagne

Jean-Marie Massaud & the Ravel Pottery in Aubagne

The French designer Jean-Marie Massaud, a visionary and precise artist, was invited to design a collection by the Ravel Pottery. The result is a perfect fusion of two visions.
6/7/2013
Gérard Jourdan, beekeeper in Marseille

Gérard Jourdan, beekeeper in Marseille

Gérard Jourdan lives among his hives in Auriol and three times a week treats locals to his honey. You can find him on the markets of Marseille, selling his nougat, gingerbread and honey and sharing his passion and know-how with his customers. Let’s meet him !
1/21/2013
Unique Santons in Tarascon!

Unique Santons in Tarascon!

Who could possibly say that all the santon figurines in Provence look alike after having visited Christine Darcq's studio in the heart of Tarascon? Let this santon-maker unlike any other surprise you with her creations!
12/22/2012
The Nyons Scourtinerie

The Nyons Scourtinerie

The Fert family has been making “scourtins,” filters used in the traditional production of olive oil, for over three generations. A Provençal adventure made up of innovation and expertise that continues thanks to Arnaud and Frédérique Fert’s passion. But what is a “scourtin”? Watch this video and find out.
10/10/2012
Provençal Fabrics with Les Olivades

Provençal Fabrics with Les Olivades

At Les Olivades, the flowers and the colors of Provence adorn fabrics, creating patterns as contemporary as they are traditional.
5/25/2012
Design and Ceramics in Dieulefit

Design and Ceramics in Dieulefit

The designer Guillaume Bardet came up with a crazy project: to design an object every day from September 21, 2009 to September 20, 2010. He produced them in collaboration with the potters of Dieulefit, the Provencal center for ceramic production.
1/27/2012
Holidays: Inviting Nature to Dinner

Holidays: Inviting Nature to Dinner

A little walk in the woods to gather materials, and you’ve got all you need for an original holiday table decoration with a natural theme.
12/22/2011
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
Aubagne, Where the Land Sings of its Love for Provence

Aubagne, Where the Land Sings of its Love for Provence

Tucked between Marseille and Cassis, at the foot of the Massif du Garbalan so dear to Marcel Pagnol, Aubagne embodies the soul of a sincere and authentic Provence. And, it’s the capital of "santon" figurines.
12/20/2011
The Madeleine Pottery

The Madeleine Pottery

In the town of Anduze, at the gateway to the Cévennes National Park, potters perpetuate the tradition of the Anduze garden pot, appreciated throughout the world. The Madeleine Pottery maintains these traditions, while bringing its crockery into the contemporary sphere.
10/2/2011
Guinea Fowl from Lussan

Guinea Fowl from Lussan

A few miles from Uzès, the village of Lussan has quite an original specialty – one that has become a ubiquitous decorative object in Provence and around the world.
7/30/2011

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