This small picturesque village, located in the heart of the Alpilles and surrounded by hills, olive groves and vineyards, is the first olive-growing commune in France. It is also a typical Provençal town where life is good. For lovers of calm and authenticity in search of nature, and gourmets wishing to know more about southern gastronomy.
What makes this village special?
Mouriès retains many traces of its past, the most remarkable element being the archaeological site of the Caisses de Jean-Jean oppidum, listed as a historical monument and which attests to a settlement from the 6th to the 1st century BC. .-C. Hidden between the limestone cliffs, this site offers one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Alpilles. A marked trail has been laid out with interpretation terminals on geology, fauna and flora, landscapes and the remains of the Gallic oppidum. This site will of course delight walkers and hikers!
In the center of the village stands the church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, from 1782. Strolling through the streets, you can admire old residences from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, which are particularly well preserved. Mouriès also has arenas, which can accommodate 3,000 people. It is a place where many events take place in the summer: folk dances, Arlesian parades, Camargue shows, votive festivals, etc.
Visiting Mouriès gives you the opportunity to stock up on good local products such as olive oil, by visiting one of the mills still in operation, and the best productions in the region, not forgetting to visit , on Wednesday morning, at the Provençal market which happily invades the streets of the town centre. A stone's throw away, the Cours Paul-Revoil welcomes you with its café terraces. Under its hundred-year-old plane trees, you can taste the Provençal sweetness of life.
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