Olive oil in Provence
In the European context, the Provence is a small but high quality producer of olive oil, olives and all the derivative products. They represent a key part of Provence.
Olive trees grow well in the dry stony lands of Provence where each area offers one or more of over a dozen varieties of fruit. Olives are like wine, a matter of personal preference, serious business for professional tasters and high quality products guaranteed by the AOC label. All claim the same health giving properties but favourites include the Lucques, Picholine and Aglandau.
The most productive district is located around Les Baux, with 785 800 trees yielding close to 6000 tons of olives.
Nevertheless, there are olive oil producers almost all over Provence :
- East of Marseille
- In the region of Aix en Provence
- in les Alpilles
- in the Luberon
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