Approaching the commercial area of the Chateau


The main chateau which still looks a little derelict



No, it’s not Disneyland Paris which has descended into the south, but a large wine and olive estate in Les Alpilles – Chateau d’Estoublon. Swiss, French and EU flags greet you ate the foot of the large driveway just outside the village of Fontveille, and you drive towards a largish parking area. From the parking, you enter a recently renovated Chateau of immense proportions. Two main courtyards are planted with 22 really ancient (were talking 600-700 years here) olive trees. The owners would have had to write out a cheque for about €2,500 for each of them. Ouch! The wine cellar door and shop is spread over three floors and the Christmas display was quite magnificent.

Purchasing this tree will cost the average person your life savings


The restaurant is on the right


Carousel for the kiddies


Everything is beautifully restored


The Church from the viewing platform


Inside the Bistro


Another pic of the Bistro



There is a ‘bistro’ restaurant on the Estate – Mogador. We had a coffee. Apparently a glass of the local estate red is a wincing €6! We loved the little Church and there is a full on playground complete with a Carousel for the little ones.

As we left, a large bus drew in ………

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One Response to “A (little) bit of Disney in Provence”

  1. Tyree Mauleon on January 13th, 2013 6:25 pm

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