OLIVE TOURISM

Located in the heart of the regional national park and on the scenic route of the Châteaux of the South Luberon, between Lourmarin and Cucuron, the Bastide du Laval Olive Oil Mill provides visitors with a unique opportunity to discover the landscape and traditions of Provence.

Set against the cliffs from which the stone for the construction of the original village of Cadenet was quarried, the mill has a feeling of authenticity.

The stunning views of the Luberon to the north and the vineyards and 17th century country house to the south will transport you to the heart of the Provençal landscape of Giono.

Far more than a simple olive oil mill, Bastide du Laval is keen to develop a friendly and educational approach to the fascinating world of olive trees, olive oil and, of course, Provence.

The olive oil produced at the mill and wines from the domain itself are sold in the boutique, along with a selection of local products. 

Olive tourism serves as an alternative to traditional tourism, offering in-depth knowledge of the olive oil industry and capturing the true essence of the culture surrounding the domain of the olive tree.

Initiation to Olive Oil Tasting 

Roland Coupat, our miller, is also a certified olive oil-taster. He is also Oléologue.

Roland completed his training and was awarded a diploma in olive oil production in 2010 from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Montpellier. 

He is regularly a jury member of many prestigious competitions such as the Paris Regional Agricultural Show.

Self Guided Tours 

  • Free sign-posted tour of the olive groves
  • Tour of the olive mill (with educational panels)
  • Free olive oil and wine tasting in the boutique

Guided Tours for Groups 

Various options are available, please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote.

Option 1 : free of charge

Olive Oil and wine tasting
Boutique

Option 2 : please contact us for a quote         Length : 45 min

  • Guided tour of the olive oil mill
  • Introduction to the method of extraction
  • Introduction to olive oil and wine tasting
  • Boutique

 

Option 3 : please contact us for a quote        Length : 1h15

  • Educational tour of the olive grove
  • Guided tour of the olive oil mill
  • Introduction to the method of extraction
  • Introduction to olive oil and wine tasting
  • Boutique