Welcome to Olives en Provence!
A wonderful gite in Provence, with Gites de France, and we produce our own olive oil!
Our olive trees are typical Provençal varieties
And our oil is fresh, early season green oil, a healthy delicious fruité vert!
Total seclusion and breathtaking views to the sea
Olives en Provence is a working organic farm and self-catering holiday Gite in Provence.
‘Le Domaine des ESCAVALINS’ produces its own Extra Virgin olive oil early in the season so it is sharp and green, using olive varieties which are all local & Provençal. We harvest by hand in the autumn picking when the fruit is just right and press the olives the same day in our own Olive Mill to produce the finest, freshest, fruité vert “cold press” Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Only 24kms from lovely Mediterranean beaches and the Cote d’Azur – we can see the sea from the garden across green wooded hills – this typical Provençal bastide lies 3 kms from the village in secluded calm backed by a dramatic circle of cliffs at the centre of 95 acres of Mediterranean olive groves and woodland. We are surrounded by pines, green oak, ‘strawberry’ trees, juniper, rosemary, thyme, and masses of wild flowers – carpets of purple thyme, yellow oxalis or euphorbias, pink cistus, asters or tufts of bright blue aphyllanthus – which provide a haven for all types of wild life: 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 enjoy a sense of total separation from the hurly burly grind 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.