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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
What Happens to Lavender in Winter?

What Happens to Lavender in Winter?

Nicknamed “Blue Gold” because of its color, lavender has been growing naturally in Provence for 2,000 years. Fragrant, covered in flowers and ubiquitous throughout Provençal landscapes during the summer, it also adapts perfectly to the winter, a period during which it patiently waits for the next period of summer flowering...
2/10/2014
The Exhibition “100 Years of History of Lavender” in Forcalquier

The Exhibition “100 Years of History of Lavender” in Forcalquier

The lavender distillation specialist Emmanuel Dalla Favera presents his collection in an exhibition taking place inside the Cordeliers Convent in Forcalquier until August 25.
8/20/2013
Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Until 31 Aug 2013, the L’Occitane Museum in Manosque presents the work of photographer José Nicolas around lavender. A series of snapshots that pays tribute to the lavender industry of Provence, which is rallying to save this “blue gold,” today in decline.
8/1/2013
The Salagon Gardens in Haute Provence

The Salagon Gardens in Haute Provence

Multiple and luxuriant, an exceptional place, enchanting and restful near Forcalquier.
9/5/2012
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
The Art of Distillation in Provence

The Art of Distillation in Provence

In Nyons, the Bleu Provence Distillery extracts the nectar from herbs and flowers, delicately collecting their essential oils, the necessary ingredients for producing perfumes and cosmetics. We met with Philippe Soguel, an expert distiller, educator and a lover of Provence, to learn about his passion.
8/22/2012
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
Lazing Around at the Hameau de Pivochet

Lazing Around at the Hameau de Pivochet

Nestled in the middle of the Luberon Natural Park, between the villages of Apt and Manosque, the Hameau Pivochet is an ideal haven to take a break. Combining old stones with a sober décor, it’s all the charm of Provence in action…
9/6/2011