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Maussane les Alpilles is a beautiful Provencal village that is situated on the old Roman Aix to Arles road, but there is almost no left in the village otherwise for connecting it with the Roman occupation. It's believed that the Romans began the tradition of collecting olives and this tradition has multiplied to the stage where at one stage there have been 12 oil mills in the village, and although you will find fewer nowadays, Maussane along with its neighbor Mouries, are in the middle of the most important olive oil producing region in France. You will not be surprised to learn concerning the beautiful landscape being dominated by olive trees! These trees are particularly attractive to us Brits, as we love the gnarled top features of the oldest ones and I believe we love the sense of history as some olive trees could be over 1000 years old  bulgarian forex trading.

Maussane could be the first step on "the Olive Trail" and if you'll need a suggestion regarding just how to taste the oil, you can make a "peche mignon" simply by drizzling some olive oil on some bread as well as some goats cheese and put in a slice of tomato, delicious!

It has 4 historic monuments the you need to check out, the 18th century chapel of St Croix, the 15th century chapel de Monblan, the 18th century chapel of St Roman and the 14th century château Querry. Additionally there are ancient communal washing areas, the Quatre Saisons fountain, the oratories and the Santon Museum. Santons are rather gaudy ceramic figurines made in the area and favorite by the French.

 can also provide walking, hiking, a swimming pool, and even has a unique bullfighting ring that is employed for more than just bullfighting nowadays. However, they do still stage the odd bull-fight, which many Brits feel a little strange about, the deliberate baiting of a dog for sport and spectacle is not necessarily my idea of holiday entertainment, however I suppose you have to respect the traditions, which tend to be more entrenched to the south in the Camargue area than this area. There is also fishing, the inevitable petanque also known in the remainder of France as boule, arts and crafts festivals from time to time, and even a horse show.

About 6 km's away could be the charming village of Le Baux De Provence. It has probably the most fantastic views from the the surface of the village, commanding the high ground as it does, and the village is busy with craft shops, santon makers, olive oil producers and all sorts of surprises to get through exploration. It boasts of over 20 historical monuments and also claims to host over 1.5 million visitors every year, so don't expect it to be tranquil  bulgaria binary options!

There are certainly a couple of interesting hotels in Maussane, but they are interesting rather than conforming to many international standards. Greater to get to rent a private villa in or about the area, as there are lots of can be found and several agencies focused on finding you the correct one for the needs. Views are offered almost without exception, many have pools and the fee could be surprisingly reasonable for the features offered in contrast to a hotel. There is also a campsite in the village.

Addressing Maussane is just a little tricky. You will require a vehicle because the idea of public transport doesn't seem to own occurred to the people of deepest Provence. The nearest airport if Marseilles about 70 km's distant with a number of regular services into London, lots of the bigger French towns and cities, such as for instance Paris, and some flights to many centers in Europe. Nimes also posseses an airport serviced by Ryan air but with only Liverpool, London and Brussels to pick from as a destination it is just a bit limited.