Honey is an important part of Provençal (and global!) history and cuisine. The Var is the largest honey-producing department in France. Apart from the various varieties of honey, pain d'épices and white and black nougat complete this culinary offering.
Unique and typical of a ‘flavourful’ region, Provençal honey has a reputation that stretches far beyond regional borders. The wide variety of aromatic plants (over 200 species), particularly adapted to the hard and arid soils of Provence, explains the unique aromatic characteristic of Provençal honey.
The Var is known for the quality of its pollen (especially in the Maures Massif and the Estérel Massif), considered amongst the finest due to the wide variety of southern flowers in this area.
To each his own (honey): clear or dark, delicately fragrant or strong smelling, everyone can find a Provençal honey that they like.
Every year, the Honey Festival takes place during the first weekend in October, organised by the Provençal Honey appellation producers, in the Medieval village of Arcs-sur-Argens.
Professional beekeepers come to present their produce, alongside other farmers carefully selected to represent other local produce (wine, olive oil, cheese, fruit and vegetables). And of course, there are various free activities to learn more about Provençal beekeeping.
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