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Musée & Dégustation huile d'olive

Luberon Regional Natural Park, RD13
Ancienne route de Forcalquier
04130 VOLX - Haute-Provence

Located in the Luberon Regional Natural Park,
the Ecomuseum is a place dedicated to the living culture of the olive tree.

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THE OLIVE TREE ECOMUSEUM

In the heart of an extraordinary place, a 20th century former lime kiln, the Olive Tree reveals itself to the five senses. Thanks to interactive and audiovisual tools and sensory and fun activities, visitors of all ages will discover the civilization of the Olive Tree, from the biology of the tree to its mythology, from the traditional elaboration of soaps to the use of oil as lighting fuel, from the pruning of the olive tree to the harvesting of the fruit, and from the making of olive oil to the formal activity of tasting, each stage of the journey is an invitation to travel, see and taste Provence and the Mediterranean.
On a big screen, you can see olive pickers from Provence, Spain, Greece or Lebanon harvest their fruit and take it to the mill. Once the film is finished, stroll around the windows whose objects conjure up the past and present culture of the mythical tree. Or simply sit on a bench and listen to the music of the words the tree evokes, the stories of travelers and poets. A permanent exhibition and temporary contemporary art events mark this place all year round.

FREE PRIVATE VISIT (WITHOUT RESERVATION)

GUIDED TOUR (ON RESERVATION)

- FROM 9 PEOPLE -

OLIVE OIL TASTING

Take advantage of your visit to the Ecomuseum to discover the olive oils of our producers by enjoying the formal tasting and learning to distinguish between the different fruits of these oils.

FRUITY GREEN : early harvest, whose oil is characterized by very marked vegetal aromas, accompanied by a bitterness and a more or less intense pungency. Ideal on salads, grilled fish and carpaccio.

FRUITY MATURE : harvested when ripe, a sweet olive oil that can have fruity or floral aromas. Ideal for desserts and pastries.

FRUITY BLACK : harvested at maturity, the olives are then fermented, a sweet olive oil without bitterness with aromas reminiscent of black olives, undergrowth and roasting. Ideal on hot vegetables and meat in sauce or grilled.

RESTAURANT LE PETIT RIBIER

Come and try "Le Petit Ribier", a pop-up bistro in the Ecomusée l’Olivier supported by "Potager Moderne".
This is a new format – a short culinary experience - based on simple, fair and inventive cooking devised with quality local products and our attachment to our region. Fanfy & Véro are delighted to welcome you and share their passion.
Privatisation on request for groups, from Monday to Saturday.
Booking advised on 06 06 86 04 83 or by mail : lepotagermoderne@gmail.com

Open 2 days a week, on Friday and Saturday at midday and in the evening.

INFORMATION

Les fours à Chaux BP03
Parc Naturel régional du Luberon, RD13
Ancienne route de Forcalquier
04130 VOLX

Phone 04 86 68 53 15


Email. contact@ecomusee-olivier.com

Contact : Manon Reithler

 

Opening hours :


Annual closer until the 3rd of March

March - April - October - November

Open from TUESDAY to FRIDAY

from 10:30 am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm. SATURDAY from 11:30am to 5pm

December

Open from TUESDAY to SATURDAY

from 10 am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm

July & August: open 7/7 at the same times.

Would you like to ask us a question or send us your comments about l’Ecomusée? Contact us via the form opposite.

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