“Les treize desserts” is an old Christmas tradition in Provence. Thirteen desserts are enjoyed after Christmas Eve dinner, traditionally representing Jesus and his twelve Apostles. Each guest must eat all thirteen desserts to guarantee good luck for the year to come. There must be a minimum of 13 desserts, but …
Never let winter end before enjoying a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate with whipped cream! This recipe for lavender hot chocolate from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm combines winter with a hint of summer. Plus, this cold-weather recipe is as simple as it gets. Dedicated to making quality …
There’s something special about entertaining during the holidays, especially for those who love playing host or hostess. So whether you have brunch, lunch or dinner guests, it’s festive to break out the best china, silverware, and crystal to honour your guests and celebrate your friendship—the French refer to creating a …
Citrus and the French Table Citrus has had a place in French cuisine, in decoration, and noble gardens since at least medieval times. As both written and iconographical sources have suggested, several species of citrus were consumed, traded and maybe even cultivated in the gardens of the medieval French elite: …
Between the intense month-plus-long heatwave and lack of rain this past summer, our planet is obviously not happy. There was a moment during the pandemic when the planet was given a chance to take a big breath of fresh air. But that didn’t last long, and we are back to …
As long-time readers of Our House in Provence blog know, one of our favourite villages besides Sablet is Villedieu. It’s a small village (population 505), built on a hill overlooking vineyards, olive grows and pine trees near the Eygues River on the border of the Drome Provencale. Villedieu is located …
The city of Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue wetlands and Rhône River delta. It is the last major urban centre before leaving Provence’s southwestern boundary. In June 2021, LUMA Arles – an interdisciplinary creative campus – officially opened to the public in the former Parc des Ateliers. …
Situated in the Bouches du Rhône, Aix-en-Provence may lack Marseille’s waterfront and beaches, but the beauty of Aix more than makes up for it. A day is hardly long enough to appreciate a city that began as a Roman settlement over 2,000 years ago. But it is possible with our …
The Rhône and Durance rivers are like bookends creating fluid boundaries of the Bouches du Rhône (mouth of the Rhône) while providing irrigation for the department’s agricultural land. After an 800 km journey from its source, the Rhône Glacier in Valais, Switzerland, the Rhône River yawns lazily into the Mediterranean …
Since 1990, visitors to Aix have been able to follow in the footsteps of Cezanne courtesy of 3,500 markers on the pavements and footpaths, as he wended from home to studio to painting site and then to cafes in town after a long day at the easel. Now the Aix-en-Provence …
La Picholine is a newly renovated barn with 2 ensuite bedrooms in the centre of the quiet village of Mollégès in the Alpilles.
In the quiet village of Lagnes, La Cour des Sens is a stylish B&B with 4 guest rooms, 2 small holiday flats and 1 larger holiday home.
Looking for a tranquil, self-catered vacation home for two? Book your stay at one of the 3 cottages - maisonettes - at Maison Valvert.
Exclusive and charming, this 5 room B&B is surrounded by nature yet is only a stone's throw from historical Bonnieux.
Chez Nous is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom penthouse apartment on a quiet pedestrian street known as Villefranche-sur-Mer's garden street.
Le Petit Bijou is a 1-bedroom apartment on Villefranche's waterfront. The apartment is fully outfitted, ideal for a Riviera holiday.
A sunny waterfront apartment with panoramic views, Plage Privée, is on the top floor of a 1950s art deco building by the beach.
Located in the heart of Villefranche-sur-Mer, this 1-bedroom rental apartment is fully renovated, but retains its classic charm.
Sur le Toit is a charming, remodelled 1-bedroom vacation rental in Old Town Villefranche-sur-Mer with gorgeous views.
With two (2) bedrooms, three (3) bathrooms, and a separate office, the Romantic Riviera Villa has plenty of space for two couples.
Le Clos du Buis welcomes guests to a family-run 10 room hotel in the heart of Bonnieux in the Luberon Valley. Tasteful Provencal décor combined with modern comforts.
Spend your South of France family vacation in a 12th century home. La Maison LONG**** is a whimsical space that accommodates up to six (6) people.
Clos des Vignes is completely renovated. The townhouse is on one of the photogenic streets in Antibes' Safranier district.
A quick walk to Old Town, this refurbished 5-bedroom holiday rental has all you need for a stay on the French Riviera.
Extremely private, the Waterfront Penthouse 2-bedroom, 2-bath holiday rental with a panoramic view is a very romantic place.
Le Beau Balcon is a sunny apartment on Rue Volti in the heart of the old town, the building is a short walk to shops and restaurants.
Beachfront Bliss is a delightful apartment on the waterfront. South-facing bathed in sunshine, the unit has sea views in every direction.
Surrounded by vineyards, the air-conditioned studio apartment has a bedroom, bathroom, a small kitchenette, and a sitting area.
Located in the Provencal countryside outside of Aix-en-Provence is Les Arnauds, a delightful bed and breakfast with 3 guestrooms.
Bastide du Clos d'Alari is a 5-room B&B in Saint-Antonin-du-Var, in the heart of a wine estate. A perfect holiday location for exploring the region.
Le petit Figuier is an adorable bed and breakfast with 2 guest rooms in La Roque d’Anthéron, a village known for the International Piano Festival.
The moment you drive through the front gate, you enter the embrace of this exclusive 15-room boutique hotel located minutes from Eygalières.
Au Coin des Amis is a village home with 3 luxurious bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. and breathtaking views of the Luberon Valley.
Fontaine des Magnarelles is a charming Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Provence's famous southern Rhône Valley.
Bed and Breakfast with 5 bedrooms and a private cottage is located just a few minutes from Vaison La Romaine.
Bonheur en Bonnieux a 1300-square foot, 3-bedroom/2 bathroom, the newly-renovated apartment is located in the village center.
If you are looking for a perfect holiday rental property, with a heated pool, Les Vallons sleeps 12 people in a fully restored hamlet.
Ferme du Val is a spacious seven (7) bedroom home, including a studio apartment that sleeps, 14 people. Available for short or long-term rental.
A beautiful stone house in the middle of Sablet, within walking distance of boulangerie and more. This wine village is known for its Côte du Rhone wines.
The apartments have lounge and dining areas with fully equipped modern kitchens. The bedrooms are bright and airy with modern bathrooms.
Chez Manon is at the end of a private driveway, surrounded by grounds and farmland. It is a tranquil, relaxing place to unwind and explore Provence.
Grown at Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, this toner includes distilled damask roses and lavender blended with a note of chamomile – a year-round favourite for hydrating and nourishing your face. Especially beneficial for mature and sensitive skin as it helps to heal and balance redness and irritation. (Shipping in Canada only).
Okanagan Lavender Field Room Mist is naturally scented with pure lavender essential oil and hydrosol, no synthetics or artificial fragrance. Spray in a room or directly on your bed linens, then lay back, close your eyes and breathe in the calming aroma of a beautiful field of lavender. (Shipping in Canada only).
Rose et Marius offers box sets with 3 perfumed mini candles. These candle collections include signature fragrances such as "siesta in a sunlit home" and "Rose's sun water." These mini candles burn for approximately 25 hours in pretty glass containers.
Rose et Marius offers box sets with three (3) mini candles. These candle collections include signature fragrances such as "siesta in a sunlit home" and "early morning in the orange grove." These mini candles burn for approximately 25 hours in pretty glass containers.
My French Country Home sourced this classic French wicker basket. It is ideal for harvesting flowers, vegetables or fruit around the garden! The wicker basket is attached to two wooden feet, giving it extra weight and height. It is a lovely piece.
Created for the Rose et Marius founder, this candle fragrance includes jasmine, roses, iris, orange blossom and vanilla bouquets. This candle - Rose's scented water - smells like sunshine in Provence. Buy these refillable candles as gifts or for your home.
Rose et Marius combines citrus notes of fig leaves with Indian absolute for a summer in Provence into fragrance in this scented candle. Infused with exclusive perfumes, buy these refillable candles that burn for about 60 hours, making great gifts or additions to your home.
The Rose et Marius founder combines the natural scents of Provence and her childhood memories into fragrances that take you on an olfactory journey. Those fragrances form the base notes for exclusive perfumes which infuse the scented candles. Buy these refillable candles as gifts or for your home.
Made in Provence with olive oil and perfumed with an exclusive Rose et Marius fragrance. Use this liquid soap in your next shower. The summery scent of orange blossoms and Turkish rose essence is created in Grasse. These refillable, paraben-free liquid soaps are found in beautiful 5* hotels and top-quality restaurants.
Imagine a typical Provencal relaxed lunch with chilled rosé under the arbour. These Rose et Marius liquid shower soaps are paraben-free. Made with olive oil from Provence and exclusive fragrances created in Grasse. Find these refillable soaps in beautiful 5* hotels, top-quality restaurants, or your home.
Made with olive oil from Provence and exclusive fragrances from the perfume capital of France, Grasse. These Rose et Marius liquid soaps are paraben-free and refillable. Try this soap the next time your shower with a scent that will remind you of a fig tree in summer. Found in beautiful 5* hotels and top-quality restaurants.
Rose et Marius soaps are made with 97% natural ingredients (palm oil-free) and exclusive fragrances. Formulated with poppy and olive oil from Provence, this soap has a perfume that will remind you of a fig tree in summer.
All Rose et Marius soaps are palm oil free and made with 97% natural ingredients. They are formulated with poppy and olive oil from Provence. Scented with an exclusive concentration of orange blossom absolute from Tunisia and Turkish rose essence, this soap smells divine.
Rose et Marius soaps are made with 97% natural ingredients (palm oil free). Formulated with poppy and olive oil from Provence and infused with a concentration of an exclusive fragrance that smells like rosé in the summer.
As the sun warms the temperatures in Provence, chilled rosé becomes a popular choice for the weather. Rose et Marius worked with an haute parfumerie in Grasse to craft a fragrance that captures the essence of this wine in a stylish glass diffuser.
A beautiful glass diffuser perfumes your home with the heady Provencal scent of ripe figs in the summertime - like a siesta in the sun. This fragrance is created exclusively for Rose et Marius in France's perfume capital Grasse.
This stylish glass bottle contains a fragrance created in Grasse exclusively for Rose et Marius. The 7 sticks perfume your home with a floral bouquet of jasmine, rose, orange blossom and vanilla. "Just like a summer day in Provence."
Fill this pitcher with water, lemonade or your favourite cocktail, and it will brighten your table. Made in France by a long-standing glass manufacturer, the bee pattern is a nod to Emperor Napoleon.
Chic linen napkins with an embroidered floral pattern are available in white or natural unbleached cloth. Manufactured in Northern France, they are sold in twos by French Address.
Made by La Rochère, this French glassware is sturdy and easy to clean. The cheerful bee pattern will remind you of summertime in Provence. They are sold as a set of two by French Address.
A linen table runner that is the perfect combination of rustic and refined. The embroidered stitching enhances the neutral-coloured linen. Add this French Address runner to your collection.
Southern France's nature unites with olive branches and lavender set on a yellow background from Remember Provence. A rectangular pattern this tablecloth is 100% cotton, and a has a light acrylic coating for easy cleaning. Also available in white.
L'AUGUSTE Provence organic lavender sachets featuring a row of cypress trees. These sachets are decorative objects with a delicate soothing fragrance.
Dress your table in classic Provencal style with a deep-blue Bastide pattern. This tablecloth is made with 100% cotton and has a light acrylic coating for easy cleaning. Also available in a round shape.
Art de la Table is an art form. So instead of a tablecloth, use a pretty table runner in a bright blue floral design as your centrepiece. Available in 2 colours and 2 sizes, the traditional cotton print runner is quilted.
With an attractive poppy and lavender pattern, this round 71 inches tablecloth is 100% cotton, and a has light acrylic coating. Selected for its pretty design and easy maintenance. Available in white, blue and yellow backgrounds.
Filled with organic lavender from France this version of L'AUGUSTE Provence sachets features a flowering lavender field. These sachets make great gifts as decorative objects with a lovely fragrance.
Remember Provence selected these top-quality jacquard cotton tea towels for the absorbant qualities and fun designs. Made in Provence they are quick-drying and make great gifts (sold in sets of three). This version is a tribute to the local drink - Pastis.
These jacquard cotton tea towels with a basil design are made in Provence. Remember Provence selected the manufacturer for the high quality, absorbent fabric that is also quick-drying. Perfect for any kitchen or as a hostess gift. Sold in sets of three (3).
Made with 100% jacquard cotton these tea towels from Remember Provence are ideal for the kitchen and as gifts. Made in Provence they are very absorbent with a sufficiently thick fabric but are quick-drying. This version has a playful sardine pattern.
This lightweight tote bag has a beautiful watercolour design of a flowering lavender field printed on the front. Each L'AUGUSTE Provence tote bag is unique and entirely handmade in Provence.
A lightweight tote bag with a beautiful watercolour design printed on the front. Each L'AUGUSTE Provence tote bag is unique and entirely handmade.
L'AUGUSTE Provence organic lavender sachets are decorative objects with additional wellness benefits and the delicate scent is soothing.
Perfect for makeup, organizing your purse or storing precious items. This sleek 100% cotton pouch from L'AUGUSTE Provence is convenient for carrying your essentials. Fits easily into one of our matching cotton tote bags or can be used on its own.
Because travel is not always possible, you can still give beautiful artisan keepsakes from French manufacturers with My French Country Home Box, a curated subscription box.
My French Country Home sourced this classic French market basket. This basket is great for shopping, picnics or days at the beach. Made from palm fibre with leather straps, you can even use it as a handbag!