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Olive Oil and Tasting in Provence

Some of the finest olive oils in the world come from southern France.

Bouches-du-Rhône

Château Virant
Route de St Chamas
13680 Lançon de Provence
T/ +33 (0)4 90 42 44 47
F/ +33 (0)4 90 42 54 81
www.chateauvirant.com

Aix area

Château d'Estoublon
Les Alpilles
Route de Maussane
13990 Fontvieille
T/ +33 4 90 54 64 00
F/ +33 4 90 54 64 01
www.estoublon.com

Between the vineyards and the aromatic scrub-lands, 1250 acres of olive groves are part of the revered AOC Vallée des Baux. Olive oil, like wine, can be subjected to "appellations" guaranteeing top quality. The olives are handpicked and their taste varies from one variety to another. Each type of olive oil has its own specially designed label stating its "specificities" and a list of food that goes well with it. The boutique is full of flavors and fragrances, unusual objects and arts & crafts. Christmas Market in December.

Moulin
Jean Marie Cornille
Les Alpilles
Rue Charloun Rieu
13520 Maussane les Alpilles
T/ +33 4 90 54 32 37
F/ +33 4 90 54 30 28
www.moulin-cornille.com

The oil mill dates back to the early 17th century. Today, they still press the olives (picked from mid-November till mid-January) the old fashioned way. Visits and oil tastings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. from June 1st until September 30th.

Moulin du Calanquet
Vieux chemin d'Arles
13210 Saint Rémy de Provence
T/ +33 4 32 60 09 50
F/ +33 4 32 60 09 80
www.moulinducalanquet.fr/olive-oil/moulin-mill-muhle.html

Three part program in English beginning with a guided tour (10 to 40 pax) of the olive groves and mill, followed by an explanation of the production process and finally various tastings: olive oils and other olive based delicacies (tapenade, anchoïade). Cooking classes available in French only (10 to 20 pax).

Vaucluse

Moulin des Jeannons
Le Haut Tourteron
84220 Gordes
T/ +33 490 72 68 35
F/ +33 490 72 68 36
www.huile-provence.com

Please note that there are many other traditional oil mills in Provence as olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet.

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