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What To Pack: Bastide Essentials For Your Provence Adventure

Utterly picturesque and steeped in rich history and a vibrant culture, Provence is a destination sure to top any traveler’s bucket list. Ahead, we’ve shined a spotlight on our favorite spots within the heart of Provence to help you map out an unforgettable adventure.

Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade: Château La Coste

In search of a day filled with good wine, awe-inspiring architecture and iconic artwork? Welcome to Château La Coste. Nestled between Aix-en-Provence and Luberon Natural Regional Park, this historic estate features an impressive vineyard set amidst a lush expanse of olive trees. After enjoying a delectable wine tasting, take advantage of the Art & Architecture Walk, which showcases installations by artists who were inspired by the serene landscape. At the day’s close, be sure to indulge in our Huile Sèche Dry Oil Mist, a delicate, nourishing mélange of oils kissed with the scent of orange blossom.

Chateau La Coste

Bastide Orange Blossom Dry Oil - Huile sèche épatante for silky smooth skin 

Arles: Rencontres d’Arles 

Each summer, from June – September, the city of Arles invites you to immerse yourself in its annual photography festival. The much-anticipated event often features exhibits of never-before-seen works, and has presented legendary photographers such as Ansel Adams and Richard Avedon. Be sure to slip our Hand Cream in your bag before making your way to the lovely, but windy, city – its sumptuous blend of Provence olive oil, lavender extract and shea butter will keep your skin soft and protected.

Arles - Rencontres d'Arles

Travel Size Hand Cream - fits in your purse or bag for all your travels

 Avignon: Palais des Papes

The legendary Festival d’Avignon takes place each summer in the courtyard of the Palais des Papes. Its resplendent setting aside (the Palais des Papes is among Europe’s largest Gothic palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the festival is truly a can’t-miss theatrical event. And if you are in need of lodging, we highly recommend the nearby La Mirande Hotel; after taking in the shows, treat yourself to a relaxing bath with our Ambre Marquis Body Wash, a silky formula enriched with Provence olive oil and coconut oil.

Avignon

Bastide Travel size body washes 50ml - bring on you holidays and weekend trips 

Aix-en-Provence

Lively and charming, Aix-en-Provence offers the best of everything, from delicious cuisine to enlightening cultural spots to one-of-a-kind boutiques. The perfect scent to spritz on before ambling through Aix-en-Provence’s scenic streets? Our Neroli Lumière Eau de Toilette 10ml (travel size), which evokes the city’s sparkling ambiance and is our boutique's best selling scent of the summer.  A perfect day strolling around town should include afternoon breaks for lemon ice cream at Grillon on the iconic Cours Mirabeau or for pizza at Chez Jo.  Be sure to stop by our new flagship boutique at 14 Rue Espariat to try out the full assortment and enjoy a cup of local tea.

 Aix-en-Provence

Bastide Neroli Lumière Eau de Toilette - the summer fragrance

Bon Voyage!

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