a place where every thing you see, smell, hear or taste has a wonderful
story to tell... One-stop shopping for the lifestyle of Provence
all at your fingertips. We invite you on a journey through the South
of France and its rich culture by browsing this site and its partner
links. We can also refer you to one of our retail distributors
You will find everything for your home you couldn't possibly bring
back yourself even if you visited France. Search for the perfect
gift for men or women alike who enjoy the splendor of Provence,
so famous for beautiful landscapes, ancient villages, delicious
food and wine, enchanting soaps, fragrances and lavender; in short:
the enjoyment of life!
can offer you a feast
for the senses in our products - be it traditional French fabric, authentic bistrot glassware, magnificently hand-crafted knives from the village
of Laguiole, elegant reproduction cherry wood furniture in Jean
Gestas, and last but not least, our exclusive line of Provence pottery
based upon the styles and shapes found throughout the French countryside.
EXCLUSIVE LINE OF PROVENCE POTTERY AND FURNITURE
Discover renowned French Designer Lionel Barthe's imaginative pottery
and furniture. His reproductions of the typical farm made furnishings
are indicative of the styles from the different regions of France,
such as the Savoie (famous for the polka dotted pottery), Apt (swirly
glazes), or Vallauris (Drip Pattern). We use our proprietary techniques
to provide our wood-fired oven pottery, Gargoulettes, Vinaigriers,
Pot de Lait or pitchers with a patina, so authentic that it is hard
to tell them apart from true antiques. Our colors will amaze you
in their originality and beauty. Our romantic shapes will remind
you of the simplicity of days gone by.
is a charming little village in the Aveyron region of the South
of France. Let ML's Philippe Lassiaille be your guide through this
region famous for its knives, each emblazoned with a bee insignia.
Or is it a fly? That mystery adds to nostalgic notions involving
Napoleon Bonaparte's fervent use of the bee as a mark of industriousness.
Actually, the knives were originally made some 200 years ago for
the local shepherds. The area is France's most important cattle
and sheep-farming region - hence the use of cow horn ("Corne")
for handles of the folding knives. According to folklore, they would
use the cross on the handle to provide a focus for prayer if herders
could not attend church on the Sabbath. The shape of most of the
cutlery is made to resemble a woman's leg and boot-how can we expect
anything else from a Frenchman.
LAGUIOLE steak knives adorn many tables across the
globe; a full line of tableware and wine tools are also made in
the same shape as the original folding knives, manufactured with
handles in the original horn, but also in beautiful olivewood, plentiful
in the region, and other local and exotic woods and stones. In Europe
many would easily recognize who makes the "real" Laguiole,
a somewhat confusing issue since geographical names cannot be trademarked;
Arbalète G. David owns CALMET, the original
knife store in Laguiole. Laguiole en Aubrac is a prime
example of master craftsmanship in wine items and tableware. Neron
is actually located in Thiers, a few miles away, but is especially
known for a commercial grade Laguiole knife, very affordable and
popular in bistrots and restaurants all over the world. With these
three producers we can give you access to a treasure trove of gifts
that anyone may desire from LAGUIOLE.
DEL METAURO, Authentic can bistro chairs, bar stools, tables
and plates, suitable for exterior use with a 3 year guarantee.
DES LAVANDER, Personal products including soaps, shower gels
and skin lotion for province.
AUX PUCE, rare, unusual and unique finds.