If you get the chance to go to L’Isle sur la Sorgue do visit the stunning candied fruit shop of Lilamand Confiseur. The little sister to the one in Saint-Rémy de Provence, where the business was founded by Marius Lilamand in 1866 but just as enticing!
A family owned business, five generations after it’s first production, today’s owner, Pierre Lilamand, applies the same recipes used by Nostradamus and Olivier de Serres from over four centuries earlier.
Despite considerable diversification, candied fruits, the original staple remains their speciality. Carefully selected from an abundance of locally grown provencal fruits, several of which are quite rare varieties, expert hands transform them into shiny jewels, helping to preserve these unique varietals.
Beautifully displayed in their shops
with many carefully pre-wrapped, mouthwatering selections.
Alongside his wife Sophie, Pierre has expanded the business considerably. Today they now offer an extensive choice of delicious syrup and confitures.
In 2009 they also opened a new workshop dedicated to calisson production, small almond paste artisan candies, famous all over Provence. In 2016 they planted 2000 almond trees in the hills of Les Alpilles to ensure their calissons are the very best possible.
Dedicated to quality and the highest of standards their two beautiful shops in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Isle-sur-Sorgue are a shining tribute to their values.;
“they reflect our history, rich in history, know-how and tradition handed down since 5 generations…… spreading the values of Provence, …. to transmit truth and to provide a moment of joy.”
Lilamand Confiseur can be found at:
13 Rue de la République, 84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
5 Avenue Albert Schweitzer, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
20 Rue de la Commune, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France