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Address: Moulin Castelas, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 54 50 86
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8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Our olive groves covers 36 hectares (about 90 acres) on the sun-drenched...
Our olive groves covers 36 hectares (about 90 acres) on the sun-drenched footslopes of Les Alpilles. We like to press our olives without delay, to retain all of their fruitiness and freshness.Fresh and fruity, our oil wonderfully embodies the exceptional character of the Vallée des Baux de Provence terroir.Every day you can visit our mill and taste our different blends of our award winning Olive Oils.
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What a fun time tasting olive oil

If you go to Provence and are anywhere near Les Baux de Provence, you should stop by CastelaS. We had a lovely short tour and explanation of the extraction process by Remy, who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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151 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you go to Provence and are anywhere near Les Baux de Provence, you should stop by CastelaS. We had a lovely short tour and explanation of the extraction process by Remy, who was charming and witty. He explained the olive trees and the entire process. Then he took us to the tasting room where we tasted about 10 different... More 

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jhugues, Propriétaire at CastelaS, responded to this review

Thank you very for your factual comment that summarize well, I think, all we are trying to achieve here. All the Olive Oils you have tasted are produced here, in the mill you have visited by the trees you have seen! Hope to see you again soon here...or on the internet shop. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We booked our group of ten to visit this olive oil producer while visiting Provence. The visit was well worth the trip as part of our week. Remy was charming,engaging, and spoke excellent English .The tasting was wonderfully organized and all of us left with a better appreciation and knowledge of the process of making olive oil. The oils we... More 

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jhugues, Propriétaire at CastelaS, responded to this review

Dear Friends fron Canada, I thank you very much for sharing your experience @ CastelaS. I am glad you were able to spend some quality time with us. A tres bientot More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our group of 10 booked ahead and enjoyed a wonderful experience here. We had a great olive oil tasting, and learned a lot about olives and the process of making olive oil. Remy was a great teacher, full of knowledge, experience, patience and humour. An absolute must if you want to fully enjoy the Provence experience.

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Merci pour votre avis qui témoigne d'une d'une des missions que nous nous sommes fixées: Vous mettre en situation et... More 

Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

They do make a very nice olive oil. But the infused oils are a bit overpowering. Clerk was not very friendly and a bit stand offish. Not one to put on the top of your list b

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jhugues, Propriétaire at CastelaS, responded to this review

I am sorry your experience at CastelaS was not up to your expectations. In regards to your comments about the "Clerk" staying off, I have made an inquiry to propose a corrective action to that team member: Some Customers like to be entertained, some prefer to be left alone and ask when they need help. I have instructed the sales... More 

Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We visited and wanted to do a tasting and learn more about the groves, olives, and production. We were able to do a tasting and bought several products. But the woman who was staffing the shop at that time did not speak any English. So we were in and out of there in just a few minutes after tasting and... More 

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Baar, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great Olive Oil with a large selection of different varieties. There is a nice shop where you can buy the stuff, open every day. For me, the best olive oil in the region. Not very cheap though.

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jhugues, Propriétaire at CastelaS, responded to this review

That you very much for writing this nice comment. We try hard to produce the best olive oil we can. Our old trees are very good at helping us achieving just that! It is always wonderful to find Customers that takes the time to appreciate what's involved; Thank You again!! Best regards and we'll see you soon I hope! More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stumbled into Castelas by chance. We were given the opportunity to taste their magnificent olive oils and were then led on an amazing, informative and fascinating tour of this facility. Their operation is first class and, through great pains, meets and exceeds the very stringent requirements set forth by the European Community. We bought some of their olive oil... More 

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jhugues, Propriétaire at CastelaS, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your kind comment. I hope you have good memories of your trip in Provence and the olive oil helped keep these memories alive for awhile! I also hope we'll see you again soon I am sorry for my late response! Best regards More 

Nafplio, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Olive oil in France? Why not! If you like what you do, you get the best out of it and this is obvious on the result.

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jhugues, Propriétaire at CastelaS, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing such a nice comment about us. I like your comment about Olive Oil in France! it is true that France is not known for it, although it was a big producing country a century ago. Today , and you are correct about, people with passion like us have revived this traditional Olive Oil with... More 

Seffner, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

On our tour of the area CastelaS was one of our scheduled stops. The Hugues born in the region, emigrated to America and lived in Arizona for 15 years before going back home and building their business. Ms Hugue was a delight, very friendly and informative about growing and processing olives for their business. They have a super clean facility... More 

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CastelaS, Owner at CastelaS, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is true that Catherine is very passionate about what we do and our visitors can feel that passion during the visit of the mill. I have known her for a long time! More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Jean-Benoit Hugues and his lovely wife lived for many years in the US, then moved back to France. A loss for the US, but a gain for those discriminating person who can't get enough of high end olive products. CastelaS is best know for its delicious gourmet olive oils -- well worth the price -- and sells several speciality varieties:... More 

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jhugues, Owner at CastelaS, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a touching comment. It goes right to our heart. We live and work to meet the nicest people with whom we share our passion for Olive Oil. We are indeed so lucky to share both an American and French education. I am so greatful to see the world get smaller and smaller. Thank you... More 

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Address: Moulin Castelas, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 54 50 86
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Les Baux de Provence
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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