Écomusée l'Olivier

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  • Intérieur de l'écomusée l'Olivier
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  • Jarres
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The Ecomuseum L'Olivier is a place dedicated to the living culture of the olive tree.
Free visits for individuals.
Store and delicatessen
Le Petit Ribier, nature bistro
In the heart of an extraordinary place, a former lime kiln from the 20th century, the Olive Tree reveals itself to the five senses. Thanks to interactive and audiovisual tools and fun sensory activities, young and old alike will discover the civilization of the Olive Tree. From the biology of the tree to its mythology, from the traditional elaboration of soaps to the use of the oil as fuel for lighting, from the pruning of the olive tree to the harvesting of the fruit, and from the making of the olive oil to the formal exercise of tasting, each step of the tour is an invitation to travel, to see and taste Provence and the Mediterranean.
On the big screen, olive pickers from Provence, Spain, Greece and Lebanon harvest their fruit and bring it to the mill. Once the film is over, stroll among the display cases whose objects evoke the past and present culture of the mythical tree. Or simply sit on a bench and listen to the music of the words that the tree evokes, the stories of travelers and poets.

A delicatessen with products from Maison Bremond 1830, the Biscuiterie de Forcalquier and the famous Confiserie du Roy René in Aix-en-Provence.

Le Petit Ribier proposes a bistro cuisine of fresh and local products, fair and inventive, built on the quality of local products and the attachment to its soil.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 13/04 to 06/11/2022, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: open

Wednesday, Thursday: 10:30am to 10pm
Friday, Saturday: 10:30am to 11pm
Sunday: 10:30am to 3pm.

From 09/11 to 31/12/2022, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: open

Wednesday, Thursday: 10:30am to 6pm
Friday, Saturday: 10:30am to 10:30pm.
Accreditations & Guides
  • National :
    • Qualité Tourisme™
    • Accueil Vélo
    • Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional
    • National
    • National
  • "Tourism & Disability" Certification :
    • Mental disability
    • Physical disability
    • Visual disability
  • Localisation :
    • Volx
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Tour free of charge
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
  • categories :
    • Eco-museum
  • themes :
    • Local tradition
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Seminar/meeting
  • Science and technology :
    • Sciences and technology
    • World of rural agricultural
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Bad weather alternative
    • Recommended by high heat
    • Indoor
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
    • Restaurant
  • Equipment :
    • Meeting room
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant on site
Useful Information
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Rooms equipment :
    • Video projector
    • Microphone
    • Table
    • Chair
    • Air conditioning
    • Screen
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Free entry. Free visit.
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cash
Écomusée l'Olivier
Les Fours à Chaux
1355 Ancienne route de Forcalquier
Phone : +33 4 86 68 53 15
Mob : +33 6 06 86 04 83
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English


Écomusée l'Olivier
Les Fours à Chaux
1355 Ancienne route de Forcalquier
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.89
Longitude : 5.8429
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