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Saint-Saturnin les Apt, a cherry tree orchard

Saint-Saturnin les Apt, a cherry tree orchard

Just an hour away from Aix-en-Provence, the village of Saint-Saturnin-Lès-Apt is a favorite spot for those who love Provence and the Luberon. In the springtime, the area surrounding the village is adorned in white, thanks to fields of cherry trees. It’s a sight to behold !
2/6/2013
The Lavender Harvest with Marguerite Blanc

The Lavender Harvest with Marguerite Blanc

In Ferrassières, right near Sault, Marguerite Blanc maintains a family tradition that has been handed down from father to son (and from mother to daughter): the lavender harvest.
8/27/2012
Cade: A Versatile Tree

Cade: A Versatile Tree

Very common in the Provençale scrubland, Cade is a tree belonging to the Juniper family from which an oil is extracted that, due to its healing properties, is highly valued in cosmetics. An extremely hard wood, it is the enemy of chainsaws, and its sweet berry is appreciated in the kitchen…
6/4/2012
Blushing with Pleasure for Peony Season

Blushing with Pleasure for Peony Season

Known since Antiquity for its medicinal, ornamental and cosmetic properties, venerated in China as the “king of flowers,” the Peony sends gardeners wild. For over 150 years, the Maison Rivière has cultivated these wonderous blossoms in countless variations…
4/13/2012
Angelica, The Elegant Lady of Provence

Angelica, The Elegant Lady of Provence

Angelica... Just its name is a promise of wonderful moments. This plant, to which magical properties are attributed, is today present in your beauty products, and assures deep moisturizing and vitality, perfect to start the spring, which promises to be glorious !
3/29/2012
Jasmine, A Love Story

Jasmine, A Love Story

Delicate and precious, white in summer, yellow in winter, with a star or corolla shape, the plant rich with 200 species has adapted according to its continent and climate; all the better to intoxicate us!
2/6/2012
The Olive Harvest in Volx

The Olive Harvest in Volx

At the end of each year in Provence, the olives are harvested to produce the nectar of the Mediterranean. Olivier Chertier, olive oil producer, welcomes us to his mill in the Luberon for the harvest.
1/23/2012
Fall's Olive-Picking Ritual

Fall's Olive-Picking Ritual

Olive picking is taking place at the moment in Provence, and for certain aficionados it's a special time to share with friends in the great outdoors.
12/9/2011
The Blue Gold of Provence

The Blue Gold of Provence

Lavender, the plant that symbolizes Provence, has an intimate relationship with the region. Ever-present to the eye from June to September when it flowers, the little blue spikes possess a strong emotional charge.
10/12/2011

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