An Almond Renaissance - L'OCCITANE


Rich in omegas 6 and 9, the Almond is long a treasured ingredient in the L’OCCITANE family. Our almonds are sustainably-sourced from Valensole in Provence, where we work with producers to ensure the best quality and most environmentally-friendly farming practices possible.

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Lost beauty

Up until the beginning of the last century, the almond tree was a strong symbol of the Provencal landscape. But then almond cultivation was abandoned to make way for more profitable crops, such as olives and grapes, and by the 1930s, the tree had virtually disappeared from the region.


By using almonds grown in the south of France, L'OCCITANE supports the almond-growing business and the families it employs, such as the family farm of Mr. Jaubert, an almond grower on the Valensole plateau, in the Alps of Haute-Provence.

Replanting Trees

L’OCCITANE works with Jean-pierre Jaubert, who has replanted over 17,000 Almond trees of typical provencal varieties in the Valensole region since 2002.

L’OCCITANE is committed to sourcing its almonds from producers in the south of France in order to help bring back the traditional production of almonds. It closely follows the project to boost the cultivation of almond trees, led by the local Regional Chamber of Agriculture.
This project, which involves players in this industry, aims to ensure that the almond tree can once again become a familiar feature of the regional landscape. There are now over 60 hectares of cultivation.