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Perfume in Provence: Visit, smell, create

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Grasse, a medieval Provencal town with cobblestone streets, is still considered the perfume capital of the world, with 65 fragrance-related companies in operation.
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Living In

Living in... Provence

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Tourists flood the region in summer, looking for their place in the sun, but those who own a little piece of this paradise enjoy every season.
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Where the Marquis de Sade and Pierre Cardin meet

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Lacoste château, once owned by the infamous Marquis, is now an arts space among the ruins, thanks to the fabled fashion designer
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Delicacies of Provence and the Cote d'Azur

It was through the humble rhythm and natural cycle of the land that a distinctly Provençal cuisine emerged several centuries ago.


France’s newest national park

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The limestone cliffs and inlets of Provence’s Calanques will be the first park since 1979 and it is on the doorstep of the country’s second largest city, Marseille.
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Mini Guide

Mini guide to Marseille

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Separated from Provence and the rest of France by a mountain range, the city’s Greek, Roman and north African history is still close to the surface.
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