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Olives and olive trees in Provence

 
Olives of Provence The olive tree is considered to be sacred throughout Provence.


It has been immortalised by Cezanne and Van Gogh, praised and celebrated by Mistral and Giono and is one of the most typical elements of the Provençal landscape and culture.

Patience is required to cultivate this symbol of peace, wisdom and perseverance (it can withstand anything or almost anything, it can grow in arid soil, and is vulnerable only to extreme freezing conditions).

It is also one of the most powerful symbols of the South and of Provencal gastronomy.


Where are these immense olive groves?
Découvrez l'olivier, l'arbre et sa culture
Its fruit, the different varieties of olives
The oil, its manufacture and the work of the mill
How to choose olive oil ?
Where can it be purchased ?
The museums
History

Olives and olive trees in Provence
Olives and olive trees in Provence
The olive tree
The olives
The olive oil
Oil manufacture and the work of the mill
Where can it be purchased
The museums
History

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Olive trees in Provence
 
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