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Christmas gifts:

why not give your friends and family a bit of Provence?

An ode to Provence which can be artisanal, delicious, or even bewitching – the South of France has a lot of specialities and savoir-faire for Father Christmas to put in his bag. A Provencal souvenir to awaken the senses – what a lovely present!

5 Provencal delicacies you just can’t say no to

Provence is a gourmet terroir with a thousand delicacies that excels at reviving your taste buds. Nougats Sylvain in Saint-Didier offers a collection of Christmas boxes filled with traditional and original nougat. Pure magic from the first mouthful. In Collobrières, the Châtaigneraie Godissard is chestnuts as purée, honey, jams or castagnade for foodie addicts. The famous Calissons du Roy René are made in Aix-en-Provence according to a recipe from yesteryear and reveal all their flavour at first bite. Have a whirl in the paradise of little delicacies to go with comforting hot drinks in the Biscuiterie de Forcalquier. And as for the fresh truffles and truffle-filled products by Maison Garniac, they’re real treasures to delight all real epicureans.


Top addresses for an artisanal Chrismas decoration

For a cocooning Christmas, the Brun de Vian-Tiran workshop makes woollen blankets, shawls, scarves and even incredibly soft pillows. Fine materials, noble fibres and unequalled quality have made its reputation. A pair of St. Tropez sandals as a Christmas present? You’ll find this timeless product at L’Atelier Rondini in Saint-Tropez: just what you need to be ready for the summer! Plaited by hand, the Fuseaux de Lavande des Baux de Provence (lavender spindles) bring a colourful and artisanal perfumed touch to your home. In Champtercier, you can already imagine the creations of the Atelier Boutique Santons-Passion in the crib or on your mantelpiece. Last but not least, the Village et Métiers d’Art in Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie will make you want to try your hand at pottery, just to see the ceramic pieces and their unique models.


The gentle fragrances of Provence: our selection

Nearly 130 years of traditional know-how perpetuated in Marseille: La Corvette is a Mediterranean journey offered with each use of this precious soap. Soap bar, cube, liquid soap or even black soap, it is the ideal gift to please. The organic pure olive oil soaps by Le Petit Toulonnais inspired Marseille soap and bring gentleness to our everyday lives. Marius Fabre has gift boxes to pamper friends and family and there are boxes for all – everyone loves these delicately scented natural soaps. Visit the Miellerie Les Butineuses to discover their beauty range and the richness of the beehives of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon. With its bouquets of fragrances that we all love in our homes and their cosmetics, L’Occitane shares its flower-filled world of well-being in Manosque and its many shops in France. And to offer the best of Provencal scents and organic cosmetics, Un Mas en Provence ​distills essential oils extracted from its plantations in Bellegarde.



Raise your glass to the little favourites of Provence!

Vinadea, the Maison des Vins in Châteauneuf-du-Pape welcomes wine lovers and collectors looking for the divine bottle to show off to guests at Christmas parties. In the Var, you need to go to La Celle to stock up for Christmas and more precisely to the Maison des Vins Coteaux Varois en Provence. Domaine Minuty in Gassin got its reputation as one of the 18 crûs classés in Provence, with all the fruity freshness of the wines of Provence. Renamed in Latin Petra Viridis, the cooperative cellar of Pierrevert has some of the most beautiful cuvées in the Alpes de Haute Provence and you’ll find a wide choice of signature wines to taste there. And because any celebration without an aperitif isn’t a real celebration, raise your glasses and clink them with Maison Bronzini‘s liqueur d’olive. Its well-kept trade secret could have people talking at tasting time.

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