The first is the best known: it is confectionery based on almond and candied melon, specialties of Aix en Provence. According to the poet Frederic Mistral, the name comes from Provencal Canissoun, which means "pastry rack". We recommend them to gourmands as well as gourmets!
The second meaning of the word calisson is related to Provencal fabrics. These are the small repeated, constantly symmetrical motifs on the printed cotton. The creative possibilities are endless for the pattern that is repeated: small flowers whatever their form, mini cicadas, bees, small dots forming simple geometric figures, etc ... In the past, they allowed to break up the monotony of plain fabrics used daily. They are timeless, like polka dots, and today they have new opportunity to meet the trend of the moment. Indeed, floral prints and small patterns are very popular now.