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Muriel Gelato, the Santon as a modern fable

Muriel Gelato, the Santon as a modern fable

Marseille's Atelier Gelato has held the coveted title of maître artisan since 1992 and is a point of reference for santon art. The eldest daughter of the couple who founded the workshop, Muriel expresses herself through her passion for these small clay figurines from Provence.
18/11/2558 10:34:00
The production of olive oil, step by step

The production of olive oil, step by step

From picking the ripe fruit to bottling the precious elixir, making olive oil is a lengthy process. At the end of each year, a community of olive growers in the centre of Provence engages in this time-honoured pursuit centred around the tree that is the symbol of the region.
13/11/2558 14:09:00
Brigitte de Fabry, The Secret Paradise of Patina Finishes

Brigitte de Fabry, The Secret Paradise of Patina Finishes

Originally from Paris, but today with her heart in Aix-en-Provence, Brigitte Fabry has a passion for others. From teaching eighteenth-century patina finishes on wood, to welcoming students to her charming farmhouse in the village Puyricard, this generous artist likes to reveal everyone’s true colors.
15/10/2558 11:49:00
At the Heart of the Harvest Season

At the Heart of the Harvest Season

From south of Avignon to the Nice coast, the vineyards of Provence have been renowned for millennia due to an exceptionally rich terroir. At harvest time, pride in this terroir comes alive under the expert hands of the region’s producers.
10/9/2558 15:12:00
A Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Dyes in the Tinctorial Plant Conservatory Garden

A Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Dyes in the Tinctorial Plant Conservatory Garden

Amongst the terraced gardens of the Château de Lauris, the botanical garden belonging to the association Couleur Garance is dedicated to plants used for dying. A site both of discovery and conservation, this Eden of natural dyes permits everyone to understand one of the region’s secular traditions.
10/8/2558 17:25:00