Behind the Provencal "Bastide"... Our inspiration and definition

What is a Bastide actually? Traditionally "bastide" was a local term for manor house in Provence generally located in the countryside or in a village, and originally occupied by a wealthy farmer.   A bastide is larger and more elegant than the farmhouse called a mas, and is square or rectangular, with a tile roof, walls of fine ashlar-stone sometimes covered with stucco or whitewashed, and often built in a square around a courtyard. In the 19th...

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Follow us for A Sneak Peek...

Each season we travel across Provence to the quaint hilltop villages, charming brocantes of the Luberon, bustling colorful markets and authentic regional artisans to track down and bring you the most luxurious seasonal scents, tastes and authentic treasures associated with each season in Provence. Don't forget to follow us on the blog, facebook and instagram, for sneak peeks of what we are curating each season for you!

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Autumn in a Provençal Bastide - On Pre-Sale Now; Shipping Starts Sept 25!

The Provençal Bastide - Autumn 2015 Collection We are very pleased to introduce our Autumn Luxe Provence parcel is ready featuring The Provençal Bastide! Provence becomes magical in autumn. The light is softer, the scents of ripening figs linger in the air. The grape and olive harvests begin, and the leaves of the famed plantain trees turn from greens to golds and reds. Experience our autumn parcel,...

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