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CastelaS

Moulin Castelas, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
+33 4 90 54 50 86
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Type: Farms
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Baar, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have been to this olive oil tasting several times. This year they had a black olive oil that I had to bring home. Fantastic ! The have won several the top ratings for their olive oil.

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Pett, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Every year we visit CastelaS for our next twelve months supply of there great quality and excellent value oil , the owners always remember us and are always ready to chat and share there passion for the business. For general use we use Classic oil but if you want something special try Fruite Noir. If your in the area don't... More

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jhugues, Owner at CastelaS, responded to this review

We value pur Customers very much. We make a fine food product and what really counts for us is when these Customers come back or look up our product back home. Thank you! More

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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

For all the Oil Freaks and Gourmets. If you are in the area or not, take a stop at CastelaS. You are able the taste their Oils and buy them directly at the shop. Great Price for an Amazing Quality. Enjoy!

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jhugues, Owner at CastelaS, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your support. It is very much appreciated. We do everything we can to please our customers palate. More

Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This shop does not include a tour but we did engage in a long conversation with the English speaking co-owner and she provided an educational perspective on olive tree agriculture and olive oil production. Very good product...the Huile D'Olive in particular is worth a stop to buy. This is not a destination stop but if one is touring Les Baux... More

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CastelaS, Owner at CastelaS, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our farm. We are passionate about Olive Oil in general (and ours in particluar!) and we try to share it with our visitors. Just in case you happen to be here again, we do offer an extensive tour with a formal tasting on Tuesday's and Thursday's mornings. It is free and... More

Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Unfortunately we were too late for the officially organized tasting tour, but they were so kind and flexible to give us a private tour as soon as they had the time. Very interesting to see the full process from olive to oil. Luckily our guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained the proces very clearly. This was not my first olive... More

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CastelaS, Owner at CastelaS, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this kind review. I am very sorry your could not make it to our formal tour and tasting course (free and on tuesday and thursday's mornings). However I am so happy you were able to tour the facility and taste the whole range of Olive Oils. We try to be dedicated to our customers and... More

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