The Good Life France Magazine

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Issue No.26

Take home a souvenir of

Take home a souvenir of AptThe clay soil and local ochre deposits led toApt becoming a centre of pottery. Every yeara pottery market is held in mid-August in thepark, shaded by the tall trees. To this daythere are numerous artisan potteryworkshops in the town. Christine Jouval-Marcel of Apt Faience acquired hertechnique training with renowned craftsmen.She creates mixed clays, marble ware and“flammé” enamelling and adds a feminine andcontemporary touch to unique 18th centuryknow-how and tradition to produce the mostbeautiful pottery. apt-faience-luberon.frFor great gifts to take home, try Le Tempsd’un Eté. The owner Marie Laure stocksbeautiful handicraft objects from all over theSouth. From fine craft pieces, ceramics, paperart, jewellery, silk work, fashion accessories,wooden furniture – be warned, there’s lots tofall in love with. 53 rue Eugène Brunel.Head off the beaten track to FondationBlachère, an unusual art centre. It’s in anindustrial zone, where the Blachère company,European leader of festive illuminations, arebased. With a focus on contemporary Africanart it also has a store which stocks fabulouslighting products for the home and gardenand a boutique selling African crafts anddesigns. www.fondationblachere.orgPop Apt on your must-see list...Apt is a great base for visiting the Luberonand Vaucluse areas. And for a wander,sample, browse, taste, sniff and enjoy a seatat a charming café in the sun and watch theworld go by… You’ll go home with lastingmemories of the sweetest fruits, lavenderbread and goats cheese - a potted view ofProvence in one small town.Apt Tourism: en.luberon-apt.frVaucluse Provence: