The Bastide du Laval estate extends over 30 hectares, incorporating woods, olive groves and vineyards. It’s located a stone’s throw from Lourmarin, classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages, in a typical, South Luberon setting. Here, it’s all about taste, fruity flavours and delicate smells. In the heart of the 30 hectare olive grove is the mill, which is also open to visitors.
The Bastide du Laval immerses the visitor into the local traditions and landscape of Provence, offering them first-hand experience.Several options are available for visitors:Self-guided tour of mill and olive grove available throughout year. Signposted walk through olive grove and tour of mill followed by opportunity to taste oil and wines from the estate.
Free of charge.
Guided tour and commentary for groups and coaches (in French and English):
-Free wine and olive oil tastings
-Guided tour of mill, presentation on extraction processes, introduction to wine and oil tasting, duration 45 minutes.
-Educational tour of olive grove, guided tour of mill, presentation on extraction process, introduction to wine and oil tasting, duration 1 hour 15 minutes.
Advance booking required for guided tours. Groups and coaches welcome.
The olive grove comprises 4000 trees and is located on AOC "Huile d'olive de Provence" land. The estate is organic certified . The shop, which showcases the best of Provence, sells gifts, olive oil, wines produced on the estate and local products.