Mouriès

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Alpilles Nature Park - Pop.: 3,540 inh.

puce Between les Baux de Provence ( 11km) and Salon de Provence (24km) take the D17 or the N113. 30km east of Arles on the D17.

Mouries, entrance




Mouries is a small, picturesque village surrounded by little hills and fields of olive trees at the foot of the Alpilles, at the heart of the Les Baux Valley.






Mouries; Tourist office
The culture of Mouries is rooted in its tradition of olive oil production and the village is proud to be France’s premier oil-producing municipality, with 80,000 olive trees!

During the harvest period, from November to December, you can experience how olive oil is produced in Mouries. The oil is labelled “AOC” and comes in four different varieties: Salonenque, Aglandau, Grossane and Verdale des Baux.


Mouries, olives mill

It is manufactured using traditional methods, cold and unfiltered, giving it that special flavour. Around 1900, there were 11 oil mills in Mouries. Today there are still three mills in operation which can be visited all year round: Christian Rossi's modern mill, the Moulin Co-operative and the Vaudoret organic mill..



Mouries, town hall

The people of Mouries are very attached to the traditions of their region and love an opportunity to give voice to this attachment.

They have a penchant for festivals and organise various events throughout the year. In addition to the “Formidable Aioli Populaire” open-air aïoli meal (aioli is garlic mayonnaise), the calendar also includes festivals in celebration of olives, oil and bulls.



Mouries, street

Mouries is very well organised and is fortunate enough to have a bullring which can accommodate up to 3,000 people.

Folk dancing and processions in traditional costumes precede the finals of the bull-fighting trophy and provide a show faithful to the traditions of the Camargue.


Mouries, church



A number of walks have been laid out to give you the opportunity to explore Mouries and its environs:
- Route de l'olivier : this "olive trail" takes you through olive groves, olive-growing areas, oil mills, production sites, sweet shops and museums.
- Route des vins : follow the wine trail to visit the estates and
- Route des maisons nobles de la vallee des Baux. The Vallee des Baux Historic Houses Trail enables you to discover buildings constructed in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.



Mouries, olive trees
After trembling with excitement with the bulls in the bullring, dancing, singing and tasting olives, tapenade (olive dip) and fougasse (olive bread), you will be glad to relax peacefully in the shade of the plane trees which line the Cours Paul Revoil, the main street of Mouries. Whatever the time of day, the terrace cafés, where the dappled sunlight filters through the trees are a great place for a pastis, a glass of crisp, chilled rose (and, of course, olives)… with the humming of the cicadas. This is the epitome of Provence!




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puce What to see:

Caisses de Jean-Jean archaeological site, 1st century BC.
Church of Saint Jacques (1782). Old houses dating from the 16th to 18th centuries
The Mouries Bullring inaugurated in 1927.
Tour of the three oil mills (still working).

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puce Leisure activities:

Market on wednesday mornings (Europe car park).
From April to September: 18-hole golf course (Golf de Servanes).
Walking, mountain biking and horse riding.
Riding centre.Tennis. Climbing. Municipal bullring (capacity 3,000).
Summer events.
Penultimate weekend in August: the St Louis "Voto" with huge open-air aïoli meal attracting 2,000 people.
Third weekend in September: Festival of green olives and crushed olives.
Arles folklore and courses taurines (bull races) in the arena.
Beginning of December: Festival of the First Oil.
Third weekend in June: Annual festival of the Mouries Club Taurin.

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Bed and breakfast

puceMouriès (Alpilles) - Baux de Provence : 7 km - Arles : 22 km
La Méridienne
4 bed and breakfast of character with private entrance & private terrace
Air conditioning - Secure parking - Large heated pool area
1 km from Golf Servanes
Swimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Mouriès
170 € - 220 €

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puceMouries (Alpilles) - Baux de Provence : 7 km - Arles : 22 km
Lou Ventoulet
3 charming and quiet bed and breakfast with private terrace
Swimming pool - 7 acres property with stunning view
200 olive trees from the property produce olive oil sold on site
Swimming poolRestaurant or mealsAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearby
Locate on the map of Mouries
90 € - 110 €

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puce Accommodation:


Hotel-restaurants.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsites.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Maussanne les Alpilles (7 km), Aureille (8 km), Saint Martin de Crau (9 km) and Eyguieres (15 km).

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