Olives en Provence is a working olive farm and self-catering holiday Gite apartment at ‘Le Domaine des ESCAVALINS’ in Belgentier in Provence, only 24kms from Mediterranean beaches and the Cote d’Azur.
The typical Provencal bastide lies in secluded calm 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.
The house is on a hillside overlooking the village 2 kms away and is backed by a dramatic circle of cliffs in the form of a horseshoe which protects it from the Mistral winds.
There are stunning views across the Valley du Gapeau and evergreen forested hills. From our olive groves, you can see the Mediterranean and the islands off the coast in the distance.
And behind the house, there are 3,000 ha of national forestry with walks in an unspoiled and protected natural environment.
The self-catering holiday Gite apartment at ‘Le Domaine des ESCAVALINS’ offers a warm welcome in a stunning and unique Provençal environment
Here, you will be astonished by the silence and the total separation from the rush of urban life. This is a place where you can find “time out” from the noise and daily pressures of the modern world, a truly magical place where you’ll find your still, small voice of calm