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Factory & Museum Visit

L’OCCITANE invites you to discover its site at Manosque in three steps:

The Factory Tour
A free guided tour, lasting one hour, allows you to enjoy a fragrant experience as you discover the different steps involved in the production of our products.

The Museum
An interactive area, which can be explored with different senses, traces the key steps in the history of our brand, from the magical moment of the first distillation to the projects supported by the L'OCCITANE Foundation. Temporary exhibitions are featured four times per year.

The Store
Here, in the largest L'OCCITANE store in France, you will find all of the brand's most famous products as well as its most recent launches, at preferential prices. The sales team is also at hand to give precious advice.

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INDIVIDUALS
Factory Tour
From Monday to Friday – Free and guided tour
Booking essential:
Manosque Tourist Information Office 04 92 72 16 00
Gréoux-les-Bains Tourist Information Office 04 92 78 01 08
Museum
From Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Free entry

GROUPS (10+ people)
Factory tour and museum, please call 04 92 70 32 08

The Store
Open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prices 10% lower than in all other L’OCCITANE en Provence stores.

Directions
Via the A51 motorway
Zone Industrielle Saint Maurice - 04100 Manosque, France
50 km north of Aix-en-Provence

Hot Air Balloon

Discover Haute-Provence from above with an incredible adventure! The L'OCCITANE hot air balloon is unique experience, accessible to all.

Flying in a hot air balloon
means, more than anything else, going on an amazing adventure. But it is also a human adventure, because you work with your pilot and help prepare everything for the flight.

Flying in a hot air balloon
means enjoying the visibility that comes with the crystal clear air and discovering a sight that is as magnificent as it is moving: the sight of nature as it bursts back into life in early spring, reawakening before your very eyes, or the sight of fields of lavender in flower on a midsummer's day. Anyone can enjoy this stunning show. Indeed, it is there to be shared.

An Evocation of the Brand

The hot air balloon evokes travel and escape, and arouses a feeling of pleasure and wonder.

This is also what our brand evokes: a journey to Provence and the Mediterranean coasts, pleasure for the senses thanks to the scents and textures of our products, and the feeling of wonder that our customers experience when they step into our stores.

The hot air balloon has become a symbol of L'OCCITANE communication. This quiet, ecological means of transport allows you to do nothing but contemplate nature. It carries the brand's values. Today, two real hot air balloons in the colors of L'OCCITANE float through the skies over Provence and Fontainebleau. If only it was easier to get everyone on board together! And so, instead, the hot air balloon image can be found on our many L'OCCITANE communication materials. The hot air balloon takes the best of Provence with it, then carries it to our boutiques all over the world.

We chose to work with the company "France Montgolfières", an expert in outdoor tourism, with over 25 years' experience. It has several bases in France, including one in Provence, where you can take off on a unique, unforgettable and shared adventure in complete safety.

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Journey to Provence

Founded by Olivier Baussan in Haute-Provence in 1976, L’OCCITANE has always had strong ties to the authenticity of the region, and its close relationship with nature. The cultural elements of Provence have also been increasingly important to the brand, especially with the opening of the five star hotel, Le Couvent des Minimes, featuring a L’OCCITANE Spa. Recently, the desire to share Provence with visitors has become a priority. In partnership with Kairos Travel, L’OCCITANE now offers tailor made tours of Provence, showcasing a variety of handpicked destinations and travel experiences.

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Fantastic Provencewith L'OCCITANE

In order to share the knowledge and love of Provence with the world, L’OCCITANE founded the web magazine, Fantastic Provence, in 2011. With new articles daily, Fantastic Provence reports on the region’s food, hotels and spas, culture and fashion, natural wonders – and much more. Read on to discover the Provençal art-de-vivre yourself!

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Local Partners

L'OCCITANE supports and values the men and women who make the Provence region come alive. The brand values respect, authenticity and sensoriality, which are at the heart of its commitments, along with a real desire for the preservation of nature and communication of the regional savoir-faire. L'OCCITANE is equally as invested in the areas of culture, sports and tourism with local and regional partnerships.

Environment

Culture

Tourism

Local Sponsorships

Based in the Alpes of Haute-Provence, anchored in its territory, L'OCCITANE is a brand very involved in its community. This land has been the inspiration for the brand since its creation in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, its founder. The preservation of nature and the communication of regional savoir-faire are priorities for L'OCCITANE.

L'OCCITANE supports initiatives that spread the knowledge and use of plants in the Provence region. A selection committee meets once a year to decide which projects are supported.

Plants

Savoir-Faire

Environment

Sponsorship Candidates

Applying for L'OCCITANE Financial Support for Your Project

Would you like to apply for support from L'OCCITANE for a local project? A selection committee meets once a year, in the autumn, to decide which projects will be supported the following year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: • Must be a public interest organization • The project is related to the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region • The project is linked to knowledge of nature (preserving/sharing/renewing) with a focus on sustainable development and promoting the region (culture/tourism) Applications may be submitted from May through September 30th. For more information, or to send your application, contact: Camille Eyraud ceyraud@loccitane.fr

Wallpaper

The south of France is full of stunning landscapes – fields of lavender and almond trees, quaint villages nestled on hilltops and coastlines active with wildlife. Now you can bring Provence to your desktop by downloading our favorite photographs of our beautiful land. Just select your favorite complimentary image, right-click and set as your desktop!

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