Artisan Creators in Provence Lavender Wands
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireMartine Bertin-Peterson

4 Artisan Creators Worth Visiting in Provence

One of the joys of visiting Provence is visiting local artisans and learning about ancient crafts, still practiced and relevant today. Lavender Wands In Les Baux de Provence, Elsa Lenthal has reignited the age-old art of “fuseaux de lavandes” (lavender wands). Perhaps because replicating an old-fashioned fuseau de lavande is …

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Rose et Marius Scented Candle
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Looking for Gifts Luxury Candles from Provence

Discovering local artisanal brands is among the many reasons to visit Provence. Over the last few years, we have had the pleasure of meeting several founders of these businesses. While these companies sell different products – lavender, perfumes, accessories, candles, linens – they all have the desire to share the …

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Watercolour La Box L'AUGUSTE Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

La Box by L’AUGUSTE Provence a Unique Collection

There is nothing quite like putting a face to a name. L’AUGUSTE Provence founder and brand visionary Stephanie Charvat and I had communicated for months via email, but finally, I had a chance to visit her in Nyons. Buffeted by the Mistral, the golden-yellow trees danced in the wind as …

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Artists Open House Forcalquier
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Artists Open House a Reason to Visit Forcalquier

The artists and artisans of Forcalquier open their doors for the ninth edition of Ateliers Ouverts from July 29th through August 1st, 2022. Les Ateliers Ouverts Truly a celebration of creativity, the event takes place throughout the town with street entertainment, outdoor photo displays and art shown in galleries, shop …

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Shopping Made in France Rose et Marius Craftsmanship
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Curated Shopping for Made in France Our Provencal Marketplace

A collection of handcrafted and limited production French products. Recognizing the effort that artists put into their chosen creative path, we hope that this virtual space opens the doors to those workshops. So please take a glimpse into the artists’ studios and read their stories. The Perfectly Provence marketplace links …

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L'AUGUSTE Provence Beautiful Accessories
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

L’AUGUSTE Provence Beautiful Accessories from Watercolours

At L’AUGUSTE Provence, showcasing the Provencal countryside always starts with an image. Finding endless inspiration in Provence’s landscapes, local traditions, and exceptional French craftsmanship, the three founders (Laure, Stéphanie, and Caroline) launched L’AUGUSTE Provence in 2021. These friends combined their expertise to turn Laure’s watercolour paintings into attractive, practical accessories. …

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Mathieu Museum in Gargas
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Mathieu Lustrerie Brings Chandeliers to Life in Provence

“The chandelier is a jewel that never goes out of style.” ~ Mathieu Lustrerie website Régis Mathieu is a true artisan. His expertise lies in working with bronze, creating, and restoring chandeliers. After his father’s passing, he assumed the helm of the family business in 1990 – Mathieu Lustrerie. The …

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Provencal Gifts Remember Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Provencal Gifts from Remember Provence 20% Discount

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, why wait for next year? Marie Helene and Emmanuel Beriot of Remember Provence are celebrating the company’s 24th anniversary of selling gift items from Provence. They curate and ship Provencal housewares, linens, cosmetics, and culinary ingredients to customers worldwide. Originally founded in 1997 when …

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St Tropez Old Port St Tropez Gift Box
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

St Tropez Gift Box from My French Country Home

A Gift from St Tropez Although nothing could replace a weekend on the shores of the Mediterranean in sun-soaked St Tropez, a gift box is always a treat. My French Country Home has put together a selection of top-quality products representative of the city that Brigitte Bardot chose as her …

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Marius Arles Artisan Creators
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Marius Where to Shop in Arles for Artisan Creators

Like a multi-layered quilt, the city of Arles is coated with 2000+ years of history. Sitting on the western bank of the Rhône, Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue. The city strikes a balance between old and new. Visit the time-worn Roman monuments or the gleaming Luma Arles …

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