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Test Our Selection of This Summer’s Best Brunches

Test Our Selection of This Summer’s Best Brunches

Imbued with the tranquility of summer, Sunday mornings now cover everything from indulgent meals to unique experiences. L'Occitane shares its three favorite places for a carefree brunch under the Provencal sun, to guarantee you don’t miss out on any of these special moments.
7/14/2015
Hot on the Heels of Emma François, Founder of Sessùn

Hot on the Heels of Emma François, Founder of Sessùn

From a simple hobby to finance her studies, Emma François has made her bohemian accented label Sessùn a favorite with fashionistas. Sixteen years after her debut, this Marseillaise at heart sets herself a new challenge with the design of a first wedding dress collection "Yes"!
4/13/2015
Welcome to the Jardin Montgrand

Welcome to the Jardin Montgrand

Installed in a beautiful mansion in the sixth district of Marseille, the Jardin Montgrand opens its doors this April 4, 2015. From famous labels to young designers, this "boutique-gallery" with a unique style promises great finds.
4/3/2015
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
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
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
Art in Motion at Station Alexandre

Art in Motion at Station Alexandre

Nestled in the heart of the Canet neighborhood, Station Alexandre is in constant transformation. Here you’ll find neither gallery nor theatre, the cultural space emerges according to what occupies the former freight yard, today an absolute must in Marseille.
2/5/2015
The Real Andy Warhol on Display in Marseille

The Real Andy Warhol on Display in Marseille

An exceptional collection is on display at the MAC Marseille from 6 December 2014 to 12 April 2015. Rediscover Warhol through his most intimate memories.
1/19/2015
Connecting with Young Contemporary Artists at the Villa Alliv

Connecting with Young Contemporary Artists at the Villa Alliv

In Marseille, graffiti artists, designers and musicians have found a new headquarters. Welcome to Villa Alliv, a multidisciplinary and quirky place, dedicated to contemporary art in all its forms.
1/9/2015
The MuCEM Exhibits Raymond Depardon’s Work in Color

The MuCEM Exhibits Raymond Depardon’s Work in Color

Raymond Depardon, who is best known for his photographs in black and white, exhibits in color. The MuCEM, the new Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille, hosts his works until March 2015.
12/4/2014
The Regards de Provence Museum: A Landmark Site

The Regards de Provence Museum: A Landmark Site

Calling all art lovers: the completely refurbished Regards de Provence Museum is currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to the city of Marseille.
10/29/2014
Jacquemus: Under the

Jacquemus: Under the "Parasols of Marseille!"

Originally from Mallemort, a small town between Marseille and Avignon, Simon Porte Jacquemus caused a sensation last Paris Fashion Week when he presented a collection directly inspired by the city of Marseille. Summer, here we come!
10/14/2014
The Most Beautiful Beaches of the French Riviera

The Most Beautiful Beaches of the French Riviera

Synonymous with paradise, the French Riviera is full of beautiful beaches to explore alone or with family. Sand, pebbles, rocks... There's something for everyone! Here’s a panorama of the five most beautiful beaches in the region.
8/23/2014
Bonne Mère, The Marseille Soap in All Its Forms

Bonne Mère, The Marseille Soap in All Its Forms

Bonne Mère! This is the affectionate name that the master soap-makers of Marseille once gave to the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, protector of the city. L'OCCITANE has chosen this name to make a colorful tribute to this Provençal know-how.
8/3/2014
Exploring Marseille Aboard a Local Fishing Boat

Exploring Marseille Aboard a Local Fishing Boat

Known as the “Phocean City,” Marseille has many lovely surprises in store for visitors. To enjoy the beautiful weather and explore the hidden treasures of the city, jump aboard a local fishing boat known as a “pointu” for a very tempting program!
6/18/2014
Meet the Designer Audrey Maurel

Meet the Designer Audrey Maurel

Creator of the brand Altesse au Maroc, with a studio based in Marrakech, Audrey Maurel has been producing unique, 100% leather, handbag and accessory designs since 2010. It’s a true affair of the heart.
6/16/2014
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 Bouches-du-Rhône Department: A Cultural Treasure Seen From Above

The Bouches-du-Rhône Department: A Cultural Treasure Seen From Above

Not sure where to go on vacation this year? The Bouches-du-Rhône department in the South of France is full of magical places conducive to rest and tranquility! From Marseille to Les Baux-de-Provence passing through the Camargue, here’s our panorama of destinations that should not be missed.
5/16/2014
The Five Most Beautiful Views of the Mediterranean!

The Five Most Beautiful Views of the Mediterranean!

A cobalt blue, sun-drenched, idyllic paradise, the Mediterranean seduces by a natural beauty conducive to relaxation and idleness. Check our panorama of its five most beautiful views!
5/4/2014
Bouches-du-Rhône: A Holiday between Land & Sea!

Bouches-du-Rhône: A Holiday between Land & Sea!

Summer is fast approaching! So, what if you took the time to organize your vacation now? Between land and sea, the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the south of France is the ideal destination for a holiday combining relaxation, nature, sport, but also recreation.
4/25/2014
The Bouches-du-Rhône: Discover a Unique Heritage!

The Bouches-du-Rhône: Discover a Unique Heritage!

Climbing, paragliding, the sea, beaches and wild landscapes in their natural state... From Marseille to the Camargue via Arles, Saint-Rémy de Provence or Sainte-Victoire, the Bouches-du-Rhône departments offers visitors a real taste of paradise...
2/24/2014
Art Visit Provence: An Innovative Concept by Alexandra Blanc Véa

Art Visit Provence: An Innovative Concept by Alexandra Blanc Véa

Residents and visiting tourists take note! Launched in 2009 in Marseille by Alexandra White Véa, Art Visit Provence offers a range of tours of the city, each more quirky and unexpected than the next. The principle? To discover the city and its history with an artistic eye...
2/11/2014
A Winter Walk in the En-Vau Cove

A Winter Walk in the En-Vau Cove

The renowned En-Vau cove, or calanque, near Cassis, offers a unique and breathtaking view over the landscape of Marseille. Overlooking the sea and surrounded by cliffs, it enjoys an idyllic setting. Let’s take a look.
1/27/2014
“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

“Women of Provence & the Mediterranean”: An Exhibition at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until May 4, 2014, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille celebrates women in their everyday life. For the duration of the exhibition, "Women of Provence & the Mediterranean” offers a two-pronged journey, highlighting both visual arts and writing.
1/23/2014
Discovering the Bouches-du-Rhône Region

Discovering the Bouches-du-Rhône Region

Heritage, scenic beauty, cultural events… there are so many things to do in Marseille, Arles and Saint-Rémy de Provence. Here’s a small overview of just some of the region’s assets.
12/26/2013
Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Bernar Venet at the Regards de Provence Museum

Until October 6, the Regards de Provence Museum in Marseille dedicates two exhibitions to a local boy, the internationally renowned artist Bernar Venet. The exhibition is part of the Marseille 2013, European Capital of Culture program, and is not to be missed!
9/22/2013
My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

My Provence Festival 2013 : a Genuine Springboard for Artists

For the 4th year in a row, the Bouches-du-Rhône Tourist Board has organized the My Provence Festival, a wide-reaching creative competition open to all. This event, a genuine springboard for emerging talent, puts Provence under the spotlight, and this year was included in the Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture celebrations.
8/24/2013
L’Occitube, The Little Yellow Well-Being Truck

L’Occitube, The Little Yellow Well-Being Truck

It’s a little yellow van filled with L’Occitane products that crisscrosses the roads of Provence. So no need to move: your favorite products – creams, perfumes or soaps – now come to you, with, as a bonus, a soothing hand massage.
8/1/2013
From Cassis to La Ciotat, The Route of the Ridges

From Cassis to La Ciotat, The Route of the Ridges

A genuine alternative itinerary for lovers of sweeping panoramas, of freedom and vertigo, the Route of the Ridges (La Route des Crêtes) is well known to the inhabitants of Cassis to La Ciotat. Starting from Cassis, by car, a few minutes suffice to take you to the summit of the limestone cliffs plunging steeply into the little harbor, 300 meters below… In the distance, the landscape stretches from Marseille to La Ciotat, providing the majestic sight of the mountains, the cliffs and the Mediterranean islands.
7/15/2013
Slowgarden, Garden and Terrace Design in Marseille

Slowgarden, Garden and Terrace Design in Marseille

For the last four years in Marseille, Slowgarden has been designing balconies, terraces and gardens in Marseille and its surrounds. Behind this little company that mixes landscape with space design is Claire Delahaye.
3/10/2013
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
The Vallon des Auffes A Special Port in Marseille

The Vallon des Auffes A Special Port in Marseille

Come, we invite you to discover the Vallon des Auffes in Marseille, a charmingly old-fashioned little fishing port. You will fall in love with its picture postcard setting and its renowned restaurants.
12/27/2012
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
Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille's Queen of Hearts

Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille's Queen of Hearts

Symbol of Marseille, the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica occupies an important place in the hearts of the inhabitants of the “Phoenician city”. Let’s visit this magic place.
8/8/2012
La Bonne Mère, The Rest is History

La Bonne Mère, The Rest is History

The Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, the mythical monument that watches over the city of Marseille, is a place of worship but also a symbol of protection throughout the ages. It’s also the inspiration for the line of soaps created by L’OCCITANE and called Bonne Mère. Let’s find out why.
8/7/2012
Sleep in Le Corbusier's

Sleep in Le Corbusier's "Cité Radieuse"

Did you know that it’s possible to rent for your vacation an unusual duplex, rich in history, perched on the 6th floor of Le Corbusier’s mythic building?
1/14/2012
Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

Visiting The Cité Radieuse, A Vertical Utopia

To get to Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse (The Radiant City) in Marseille, you must cross the 4-hectare park that separates it from the Boulevard Michelet. You will first be struck by the vertiginous alley of pilotis topped with stratum of colors and lines that owe everything to early 20th century avant-garde. The “vertical village” awaits you.
1/10/2012
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
Authentic Soap from Marseille

Authentic Soap from Marseille

Everybody knows it - this multipurpose soap will just as easily clean domestic stains as disinfect daily scratches. But what’s so special about it ?
7/26/2011

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