Calissons du Roy Rene, 30 Pieces in Decorative Tin - Made in France.
Are you looking for a beautiful and traditional French gourmet gift? These delicious mini-sized Calissons candies du Roy Rene (from Rene, King of Provence in 1420) are made according to the traditional recipe from Aix en Provence with almonds, sugar, glucose syrup, candied melon, orange peel, and come packaged in a beautiful tin box. Each Calisson is individually wrapped to keep them fresh - perfect for your party favors!
Click the picture to the right: The tin represents the Mont Sainte Victoire as painted by Cezanne. Cezanne was born in Aix en Provence, in the South of France, and was passionate about the Provence lanscape, both the sea and the mountains. The tin itself is a wonderful gift idea!
The perfect gift for Provence lovers. Order and buy online, we ship directly from Aix en Provence.
Net weight: 7 oz (200 grams)
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More about Calissons and Cezanne: in 1420, King Rene's wife felt sad, so Rene's chef decided that he'd invent a candy to cheer her up. That's how the calisson was born. Paul Cezanne, also a native from Aix en Provence, loved the Sainte-Victoire mountain near his home in and he painted it over 60 times! CÚzanne was fascinated by the rugged architectural forms in the mountains of Provence and painted the same scene from many different angles. Another area he loved painting was L'Estaque coast near Marseille. CÚzanne is recognized as the painter who bridged the late 19th century's Impressionism and the early 20th century's Cubism.