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Mouriès


town hall of mouriès   tourism office of mouriès

8 km from Maussane-les-Alpilles, 10 km from Le Paradou, Baux-de-Provence, 12 km from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 15 km from Fontvieille, 17 km from Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles, 19 km from Maillane

Altitude: 16 m
Population: 3089

Mouriès is the number one olive producer in France, and makes very high quality olive oil (unfiltered and cold pressed). You can discover all the secrets of its manufacture by following the 'route des oliviers', an itinerary which will lead you from the olive tree groves to the mills and presses, by way of the museum and the boutiques. Mouriès, is deeply attached to local tradition and organises numerous events celebrating it: aïoli, taurine festival in its arenas, folk festival... The village has also designed a wine trail and a circuit which takes you past the ancient aristocratic and noble homes of the Vallée des Baux.

oil mill of mouriès   coffee pmu mouriès

What to see, what to visit: the ancient church in the cemetery, the church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (18th century), the 1824 Temple, the castle of Servanes, a beautiful 17th century bastide where the writer Louise Colet was born, olive oil mills. Arles and the Camargue, Maussane les Alpilles, Saint Rémy de Provence, the Baux de Provence.
Recommended activities: the Servanes golf course, tennis, walks, horse riding.

Provencal market: Wednesday morning. Traditional ancient market on Sunday from April to October Festivities: Plant fair on the 1st of May. Second hand fair in September. Festival for the new olive oil mid-December. Patron saint's day at the end of August, with a giant aïoli. Traditional feast of Green Olives in September.