L'Occitane literally means, in the old language of Oc, 'The woman from Occitanie'. Occitanie is the the ancient province that once stretched across the south of France, from east to west, incorporating Catalonia and Italian Piedmont. Provence, a descendant of this pre-medieval region, is where all of our products are manufactured… Phonetically you pronounce our name 'lox- ee- tahn'.