Strawberries, cherries, garlic, tomatoes, cheese… in terms of regional products and specialties, the Avignon region is the land of abundance! Growers are not far from the city and you can visit their farms, distilleries and other production premises, to learn, to share their passion and the taste for all that is good.
Moulin Bronzini, discover the secrets of green gold
Decidedly, we are in the 14th century, in 1358, the Popes are in Avignon during the Great Schism of Europe.
Pope Innocent VI gives his blessing to the Carthusian Order to settle in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. The Chartreux Fathers built the Chartreuse of the Val de Bénédiction and installed a wall to protect part of their orchard, windmill and … their Olive Oil Mill.
The Chartreux Fathers are the first to grind olives on Villeneuve-lez-Avignon and to produce a significant amount of olive oil.
For more than 650 years, the Moulin de la Chartreuse has always been active, except during the French Revolution: the Terres de l’Eglise are requisitioned and the production was interrupted twenty
year before being taken over by private families. The Moulin de la Chartreuse is thus one of the oldest in France in activity and registered in the Historical Heritage of France since 2009.
Managed successively by the families David, Canonge and Bertaud, it is during the retirement of the latter that Philippe BRONZINI took over the Moulin de la Chartreuse in June 2008.
Passionate about olive oil and olive trees, Philippe BRONZINI brings a new life to the mill by modernizing it and developing new cuvées, as subtle and tasty as each other.
Adjoining the Mill, located in the vaulted rooms of the old kitchens and stables of the Chartreuse, the Boutiques du Moulin offer, alongside Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a selection of regional products, decorative objects, accessories and cosmetics .
Every day, visits and tastings are organized at the Moulin de la Chartreuse.
Avignon, Carré des Producers on the alleys of Loulle, every Monday from April 4th to September 26th, from 5pm to 7pm and from July 6th to August 29th, from 6pm to 8pm.
Montfavet, Carré des Producers, Place de l’Eglise, from March 25 to September 30 from 16:30 to 19:00
Althen-des-Paluds, Producers Square every Monday from April 1st to September 30th, from 6pm to 8pm
The evening markets of producers:
Vedène, market Thursday evenings from April 4th to October 10.
Morières-lès-Avignon, from April 1 to September 23 from 18h to 20h.
Isle sur la Sorgue, Mondays from May to September from 17:30 to 19:30
Velleron, every day from April to September from 18h (except Sunday and holidays), then Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 16:30 the rest of the year.