Welcome to Olives en Provence website
Gite de France and artisanal producer of olive oil in Provence, Belgentier
Our olive trees are typical Provençal varieties
The olives produce a delicious & healthy nectar.
Our property offers beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views to the sea
Olives en Provence is a working organic olive farm and self-catering holiday Gite apartment at ‘Le Domaine des ESCAVALINS’ in Belgentier in Provence.
The olives, all local & Provençal varieties, are all grown on our own farm, we harvest them by hand in the autumn, and press them immediately in our Olive Mill to produce fine Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Only 24kms from lovely Mediterranean beaches and the Cote d’Azur, this typical Provençal bastide lies in secluded calm backed by a dramatic circle of cliffs at the centre of 95 acres of Mediterranean olive groves and woodland – pines, green oak, ‘strawberry’ trees, juniper, rosemary, thyme – which provide a haven for all types of wild life, like boar, marten, fallow deer, eagles, grand duc owls, insects and butterflies, many of them rare and on the endangered lists.
There are stunning views from the farmhouse down the valley to the village only 2 kms away, and across evergreen forested hills to the Mediterranean sea and the islands off the coast in the distance. The gite on the top floor has its own access and private terrace, and a plunge pool to cool off on those hot summer days.
The farm is in a completely unspoiled natural environment with walks and trails through 3,000 ha of national forestry protected by “Natura 2000” and within the National Park of the Sainte Baume.
Here, you will be astonished by the silence and the total separation from the hurly burly of urban life. This is a place where you can find some real “time out” from the daily pressures of the modern world, a truly magical place where you can find your still, small voice of calm.