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Article: The History of Provence

The Region of Provence - A Landscape of History

The History of Provence

Provence is a region of endless inspiration; from the greenery of the terroir, to the fresh produce in the markets and the endless sunshine. Bastide is rooted in the traditions, landscape and lifestyle of the South of France. The region boasts a robust history influenced by the Romans and famous painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Here are a few of the elements of Provence that inspire our philosophy:

The Architecture

A rich collection of monuments and ruins built in the Roman era can be found across the region. 

Architecture in Provence

The Master Painters

Cezane, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse were all drawn to Provence for its agreeable climate and bathing light – perfect muses for creating masterpieces.


The Master Painters

The Game of Pétanque

A popular game played in the towns of Provence, the origins of the game are said to go back to the Ancient Romans who introduced it to the region.

The Game of Petanque


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Bastide’s Commitment To Naturality

Bastide’s Commitment To Naturality

There is a lot of content these days on "all natural" or "clean beauty."  We want to open up and share with you about what we have in mind when we talk about natural beauty.  It is an ever evolving...

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4 Fun Ways to Re-use Your Candle Glass

We've all been there before. We light up our candles for that one last burn and find yourself aching over the fact that you'll have to throw out the glass. Before you pull that bold move, find 4 cr...

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