Aux Anysetiers du Roy was first a restaurant located on Paris’s Ile Saint-Louis, near Notre-Dame, popular in the 1960s.
The restaurant specialized in Provençal cooking, using olive oil, aromatic herbs, and garlic. At the end of dinner, each customer received a gift pot of the special herbes de Provence blend prepared by Louis Lombard, who was the first to include lavender flowers in the aromatic herbs. The success of the little crock gave his sons the idea to produce a line of items packed in clay and stoneware pots. They are made in a small village in the Drôme, near Valence. The Lombards create their own recipes: special blends of aromatic herbs and spices.