A drizzle of olive oil – always!
The olive is a source of many culinary delights and the Alpilles Regional Nature Reserve is a master of the art of extracting its delicious oils. Vallée des Baux AOC olive oil is produced in 70% of the area, including 20% organic (or converting to organic) oils. Over 2,000 growers continue to uphold traditional know-how dating back over 400 years in this exceptional natural setting. Mercantour National Park is home to many producers of AOP “Huile d’Olive de Nice” AOC olive oil. An absolute must, this oil made from freshly-harvested olives is ripe and fruity on the palette – a genuine gourmet voyage of almonds, lemon and even raw artichoke. You can enjoy meeting with local producers and discovering yet another appellation – “Olive de Nice” – in the Roya and Bévéra valleys.