Tasty Olive Oil
And Herbs de Provence
Nicknamed the « gold of Provence » olive oil has been recognised at its fair value: oil from the Baux valley and its cousin from the Aix region are now protected by an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) label. To understand this ancestral know-how, head to the Domaine du Jasson, in La Londe Les Maures, or to the Moulin Castelas, in Les Baux-de-Provence. While you’re at it, pop over to the Ecomusée de l’Olivier (Eco-Museum of the Olive Tree) in Volx. Emblems of local gastronomy, Provence’s herbs are also the pride of the region. Provençal thyme, grown in fields by some 50 farmers or gathered in the wild, is now recognised by a IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée).