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BEWARE OF FOREST FIRES
Do not throw cigarette butts
Do not use BBQ or campfire
Do not light firecrackers nor matches
Do not enter restricted forested areas between June and September.
CALL 08 11 20 13 13 before riding of hiking in forested areas.
Discover 'Pinedes' (Mediterranean forests): Aleppo Pine and Cicadas
Walks in the Garrigue and discover 'Herbes de Provence'
Valuable benefits of thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, basil…otherwise called 'Herbes de Provence'.
Beside giving tasty flavor in cooking, these plants have excellent properties for curing and relieving cold, stomach and digestion problems, dry skin , and more.
More on Provence Herbs and Spices (French)
After wine harversting, before olives picking, chestnut is now the focus of all interests.
Who says Chestnut, means Collobrières. The Maures region capital is the center of the most beautiful orchard of the department. On the 10.000 hectares of green spaces and oxygen, 1.000 are dedicated to this tree that was for a while neglected, and is now being rediscovered for its vertues.
It is first an efficient firebreaker as we have often seen fires being stopped at the edge of chestnuts massif. Its fruits are delicious and are often used in dishes, desserts, soups, creams and others.
Its nutritious values are stunning and it is a mine of vitamins and minerals. It contains for 100g, 10 mg of Vitamin A, 25 mg of Vitamin B1, 20 mg of Vitamin B2, 220 of Vitamin C (as much as limon), 34 mg of calcium, 93 mg of phosphorus, 560 mg of potassium, 65 mg of sodium, 68 mg of sulphur, 51 mg of magnesium, .7 mg of iron.
Green Provence is also shows unique places and ambiance, candle dinners, jazz brunch, soups festivals…
These are places pleasant to live and where we appreciate products from earth and human contributions, where we cultivate art of Provencal Living.