Our farmers, olive growers, olive oil mills and producers invite you to various fine discoveries
Discovering olive oil, it’s first and foremost knowing where it comes from, getting a feel for the “terroir” that gives it its unique character, and also taking the time to get to know the people who make it.A warm and down-to-earth welcome awaits oil lovers who wish to meet Provence’s world class olive oil makers.
AOC / AOP are respectively official French and European labels for the protection of a produce. They designate a produce for all of the steps of fabrication and realization according to know-how and knowledge in connection with the same geographic zone, which gives the characteristics to the produce. Olive oil, green and black olives are protected by AOC / AOP vallée des Baux-de-Provence.
Several producers transform the olives into various preparations: tapenades, olive creams, split olives and many other delicious recipes.
Green or black, the olives of valley des Baux can be eaten to accompany a fresh Rosé or a pastis, meals and stews.
Honey production is mainly organized around family operations with a connection to the local land. The mild climate of Provence allows for a rapid development of bee colonies in the spring. The very rich flora makes for a wide variety of production for rosemary, thyme, lavendula…
As far as jams are concerned, Provence proposes various kinds of perfumes : from the traditional apricot jam to the very Mediterranean jams like fig jam, green tomato jam, greengage jam or the succulent citre jam.
The meat (beef) got an AOC label since 1996 - the first for red meat. The cattle live on large areas where wild animals are free to move. This farming ensures consistent quality of meat and distinctive taste of the product.
Vintners from Alpilles came together to showcase their beautiful land and to express their creativity.
The limitation of both surface and production is a guarantee of quality. The region’s full-bodied reds are best when aged 5 to 6 years, while rosés are to be enjoyed at their prime.
OFFICE DE TOURISME
Avenue des Alpilles
Tél : +33 (0)4 90 54 33 60
Fax : +33 (0)4 90 54 41 22
Horaire d’accueil :
Tous les jours de 9h à 20h
du 4 janvier au 14 mars : du lundi au samedi de 9h à 16h
du 15 mars au 30 juin et du 1er septembre au 2 novembre : tous les jours de 9h à 20h
du 1er juillet au 31 août : tous les jours de 8h à 21h
L’Office de Tourisme de Maussane-les-Alpilles est partenaire de Provence Pays d’Arles