There’s an invitation that Léon Panckoucke cannot ignore, that of friends who has just settled in Aix en Provence. It is in this lovely town in the South of France that he discovers the gardens “à la Française” of a XVIIth century pavilion.
Gardening here expresses itself as a form of art. The legacy of the past pervades the various parts of this enclosed world, like in the rose garden that bestows a fascinating and unique blend of colours and fragrances on the place.
He lingers there, quietly sitting on a bench with his wife next to him, utterly charmed by the mixture of perfumes and flavours of citrus fruit, blackcurrant, rose, peony and raspberry bush flower that fills the warm and balmy summer air of Provence.