Crafts & terroir of Provence

Olive oil, lavender and other handicrafts… we offer you some authentic ideas. Take advantage of the colourful stalls of our Provencal markets.

If you haven’t had time, pay a visit to the Baumanière Boutique. There is bound to be a little piece of Provence to take away with you in its shop.

The markets of Provence

Meet local producers and artisans

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Wednesdays and Saturdays mornings. Location: on the church courtyard and in adjacent alleys

Eygalière Friday morning in the village square

Arles Wednesdays and Saturdays mornings.Location: boulevards des Lices, Georges-Clemenceau and Émile-Combes.

Baumanière’s craftmen

• Castellas olive oil: since 1997, Catherine & Jean-Benoît have been harvesting olives on 45 hectares in the Vallée des Baux de Provence Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and producing the famous nectar of Provence.
They offer you a tasting of their oils of character with the good taste of the Alpilles region and tell you about the varieties of olives (Salonenque, Aglandau, Grossane and Verdale) typical of the PDO.

To go there

To be found in the kitchen of our chefs!

• The glass blower
Alban has been a glassblower for over 40 years. He welcomes you to his art glassworks to show you his know-how and his exceptional creations. He is also available to help you shape your own creations.

To go there

Alban’s creations can be found on the tables of the Oustau de Baumanière and at the Baumanière Boutique

• Lavender spindles
Lavender, the symbol of Provence, with its medicinal virtues against insect bites, headaches, rheumatism… but also for perfuming linen or decorating the house.
Elsa Lenthal invites you to discover the secrets of weaving and making lavender spindles during a workshop. She also offers beautiful handcrafted products based on lavender: soaps, candles,… .

You can find Elsa’s spindles at the Baumanière Boutique

• Ceramics and pottery
Every morning in Baumanière, on the artisans’ square, take a little tour of Cécile Cayrol’s workshop.
Cécile takes you on a sensory journey steeped in the land and know-how of Provence with her collection of pottery. Her clay creations, conceived with different earths, are the result of a research on form, fluidity and contrasts.
Her inspiration? To find structures and materials close to the stone and earth of Provence.

Cécile’s creations can be found on the tables of the Oustau de Baumanière and at the Baumanière Boutique.
If you go to Arles, discover her workshop “La Main qui pense” in Arles.

• To go there:
Workshop “La main qui pense” (The thinking hand)
15 rue tour de Fabre – Arles