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Mouriès, Alpilles

A small picturesque village located at the heart of the Alpilles surrounded by hills, olive groves and vineyards. There is a strong tradition for olive oil production; the largest production in France with over 80 000 olive trees. They have many different varieties of olives; Aglandau, Verdale, Grossane, Salonenque to name a few and benefit from one of the very few olive oil AOC’s “Les Baux de Provence”.

What makes this village special?

If you are there during the olive harvest (November and December) you can visit one of the many mills in action and see how the famous olive oil is made. There were 11 mills in Mouriès but only 3 are in operation and you can visit them all year round. There is also the Aïoli festival here where they prepare a giant aioli in the center of the village. To see: archaeological site of the Caisses de Jean-Jean, Saint-Jacques church, old houses dating from the 16th century, bullring, oil mills and several hiking trails (wine route, olive tree route, etc.) Places of interest - visits: • The olive oil mills • The wine cellars • The oratories • The magnificent 16th, 17th and 18th century farmhouses • The Oppidum of Jean Jean's cash registers • The Church of Saint Jacques Le Majeur • The mills with olive oil Events not to be missed: • Flower fair, May 1st • Musical themed evenings, every Friday evening in July and August • Bullfighting Club party and Ribbon party on the 3rd weekend of June • Votive festival of Saint Louis, penultimate weekend of August • Green olive festival, the third weekend of September • Camargue races in the arenas • Wednesday morning market on the Cours Paul Révoil • Christmas market in December

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