The mill> Picking

You can walk and visit the olive grove of the Partegal as you visit an exhibition of sculptures multi centenary. Each tree has pushed at the time, winds, drought. 800 beautiful olive, more than trees testify to the olive oil past of Var. They were lucky not to freeze in 1956 through the coudon makes that they are very rare in France. This is the most beautiful olive grove of the Department due to its scope and its age (some trees have more than 650 years!). Diameter trunks come in all shapes and evergreen trees gives an air of immortality.

Harvesting of the olives begins to be mechanically through the Combs specially designed vibrators that are breaking down the olives on huge nylon mesh.

From generation to generation within a Provençal family, the Millers spread their know-how. Secretariat accounting, picking by hand into the dough, we will pass to our children, grandchildren, the passion for this profession so continues the tradition.

At the beginning of the century, people said it took three generations to grow an olive tree. Grandfather planted, the father was cutting and son harvested olives and collected oil. From the day of planting in the period of profitability, about 10 years!


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