Belgentier village (official) site
Belgentier village (unofficial) site, will cheer you up. Click on the British flag and choose the 'History' option.
Weather forecast for Belgentier
Conseil General du Var, general departmental site including tourism & culture
Markets in villages nearby in the Var
Olive Oil Sales
Our oil is sold in the UK at 'The Butts Farm Shop', a working farm specialising in a fantastic range of rare breed animals to promote the exceptional benefits of rare breed meat, home cured bacon, sausages, local vegetables, eggs and home produce.
Our oil is also sold in the Alps at Peisey Vallandry Rentals in the ski resort area of La Plagne and Les Arcs, a brilliant chalet management and rental company based in Peisey-Vallandry. This is the heart of the largest ski area in Europe.
Liz Garforth-Bles runs an excellent Bed and Breakfast near Malmesbury in England, well-placed for tourism in the area around.
Our Gite is also advertised through French Connections.
See Eric Gabiot's excellent macrophotography of bees, butterflies and insects. Eric gives us a helping hand with the olives.
General - agriculture, olive oil etc
AFIDOL: Association Francaise Interprofessionnelle de l'Olive, Aix-en-Provence, France. This is the olive-growers point of reference.
Le Groupement des Oleiculteurs Varois, Draguignan, France. A site specifically for, and run by, the olive growers in the Var.
Chambre d'Agriculture du Var, in Vidauban, France. Our local office. Expert and most helpful.
The International Olive Council, at 154 Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, 28002, Madrid, Spain. A great deal of interesting data here.
AOC of "L’Huile d’Olive de Provence" explanation in Wikipedia. A very good roundup of data on our local AOC and olive growing in general.
INAO, the Institut National de l"Origine et de la Qualite pour AOC Appellation d'Origine Controlee for the AOC l"'Huile d'Olive de Provence", in Hyères, France. France’s quality control body for olive growers (and a lot else).