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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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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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Best Olive Oil in Provence

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
DJJJoe
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Baar, Switzerland
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Jupiter, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
64 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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10 helpful votes 10 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 

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