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Olives en Provence is a charming working olive farm and self-catering holiday Gite apartment at ‘Le Domaine des ESCAVALINS’ in Belgentier in Provence.

Only 24kms from lovely Mediterranean beaches and the Cote d’Azur, the typical Provencal bastide lies in secluded calm backed by a dramatic circle of cliffs at the centre of 95 acres of Mediterranean olive groves and woodland – pines, green oak, ‘strawberry’ trees, juniper, rosemary, thyme – which provide a haven for all types of wild life, like boar, marten, fallow deer, eagles, grand duc owls, insects and butterflies, many of them rare and on the endangered lists.

 

 

olives-en-provence-1-2The house is at the top of a valley overlooking the village 2 kms away and the gite on the top floor has its own access and private terrace and plunge pool to cool off on those hot summer days.

There are stunning views across the Valley du Gapeau and evergreen forested hills to  the Mediterranean sea and the islands off the coast in the distance.

And behind the house, there are 3,000 ha of national forestry with walks in a  completely unspoiled and protected natural environment.

 

 

 

IMGP0090The self-catering holiday Gite apartment at ‘Le Domaine des ESCAVALINS’ offers a warm welcome in a stunning and remarkably unique Provençal environment.

Here, you will be astonished by the silence and the total separation from the hurly burly of urban life. This is a place where you can find some real “time out” from the  daily pressures of the modern world, a truly magical place where you can find your still, small voice of calm.