Musée de l’Olivier – Vignolis exhibition area

A 300 m² exhibition space organised around a stone millstone and olive presses. Visitors will be able to learn everything there is to know about the methods of cultivation, harvesting, oil extraction and preparing the olives.
Exhibition gallery (local artists).

Description

Thanks to the objects on display, visitors will learn about the centuries-old history and more recent techniques of olive growing in Nyons and the surrounding area, as well as the various uses of PDO Nyons olive oil. From the harvest to the mill, learn about the objects used to contain and store the oil, as well as its many uses, such as lighting with oil lamps. Visitors can also see an authentic 19th-century mill, some ancient presses, tools and various containers. As well as a wide range of objects devoted to the olive tree. This collection is brought to you by the Friends of the Olive Tree Association.

Videos are shown explaining the age-old knowledge of the Baronnies olive tree, with all the ancestral manufacturing methods. In order to link this historic space with the contemporary one, the continuous extraction processes and the modern preparation of table olives are explained in a film about the cooperative.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Italian

Themes

  • Sciences and technology
  • Local tradition
  • World of rural agricultural

Labels and ranking

  • Michelin guide
  • Wine tourism
  • Le Routard guide
  • Vineyards and Discovery Accreditation
  • Indoor
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Recommended by high heat
  • Vallée de la Gastronomie

Activities

  • Shows
  • Activity
  • Concert
  • Product tasting
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Children's entertainment
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Theatre

Opening

All year round, daily.

Visit

Individual tour

  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Average Duration of the individual tour: 60 minutes

Group tour

  • Guided group tours on request
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Average duration of groups visit: 90 minutes
  • Max. group size: 40

Rate

Free visit. From mid-June to mid-September, guided tour (by reservation): €2/person, free for children under 10.

Payment options:

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash

Situation

Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Room hire
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Shop
  • Tour free of charge
  • Tourist brochures
  • Parking
  • Film room
  • Exhibition space
  • Air conditioning
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Coach parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of slope > 5%
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Internal doors with easy openings
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • Absence of steps
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible