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panetière

A panetière or breadbin is a wooden piece of furniture dedicated to the storage of the bread.  The summit of sophistication was reached during the 19th century in Provence, when the panetière started to be hanged up the wall, decorated with small columns, and sculpted traditional patterns.

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génoise

Proof of the wealthiness of its owners, the bastide is often decorated with typical architectural elements. One of the most characteristic ones is the so-called “génoise”, a double roof in cooked tiles that appears at the roofs border. The trend dates back the middle of the 17th century and came originally from Italy.

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definition

A bastide is a local name for a manor house in Provence, in the south of France, located in the countryside or in a village, and originally occupied by a wealthy farmer. It was larger and more elegant than a mas.

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