Distillerie Sainte Victoire
Vauvenargues - Craftsman / producer
Magali and Christophe Mallesson are organic farmers based in Vauvenargues, traditional producers-distillers of aromatic and medicinal plants (common lavender, lavandula hybrida, spike lavender, thyme, rosemary, helichrysum italicum, savory).
Their farm, stretching over some fifteen hectares of land at the heart of the Sainte-Victoire massif, produces high quality essential oils. They are proud to represent the Pays d'Aix, its local land, its natural and landscaped heritage, to showcase the region's identity and promote and develop their range of products through direct sales and short supply chains.
They can be found all year round on Aix-en-Provence market, Place Richelme (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings), in July/August on Aix's evening market and in November/December among the 'Christmas Chalets' on Cours Mirabeau.
Individual visitors or small groups are also welcome to visit the farm all year round (outside market times), with or without an appointment. The visit can also include a presentation of the activity, depending on the visitors' wishes. The distillery is located in the private grounds of the Château de Vauvenargues and cannot be visited but it is possible to see the fields in flower in the first two weeks of July, during the course of a pleasant walk lasting around 1½ hours (Vallon du Délubre), far from the tourist crowds.
Information provided by OT Aix en Provence
256 Route De la Libération
- 06 77 79 79 24
Where to stay
La Cause - N° 161189
5000 m² of land, with horses and chickens.Opening full South on a shaded terrace (25 m²) by a vinetree (garden furniture), with views over the horses's paddocks, large main room with lounge (flat-screen TV and sofa), meals corner behind the kitchen (wash dishes, oven, microwave,…
Hôtel Sainte Victoire Vauvenargues
This 4-star luxury hotel located in Vauvenargues offers high class services for a unique experience, either during a private trip as well as during a professional stay and is near to the gorgeous city Aix-en-Provence. The hotel's south facing outdoor pool, allows guests to enjoy the sun or to…
La Feuillère - N° 130619
Parking lot in the shade of oaks, the brook Bayon flows towards the swimming pool (22 x 5 - form 15/06 to 15/09 - 8h / 20h) below the house. The holiday cottage gives onto Ste Victoire with its north terrace, and on wood and a turfed privative space side brings down the West. Electric barbecue.…
Les Grands Chênes - N° 543
On the ground floor : large 80m² living room with high ceiling, kitchen (fridge/freezer, stove with vitro-ceramic fires, extractor hood, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso pods coffee machine), lounge area with sofas, armchairs, flat screen TV and phone, dining area, lounge area with library and…
Hémérocalles - N° 266
Covered terrace of 20 sq.m. for your meals and ouside rests, looking onto a beautiful green private area of 315 sq.m. Garden furniture. Kitchen/living-room, washing-machine, dishwasher, microwave. 1 sofa-bed (2 pers.). TV. 1 bedroom with 1 double bed, shower-rooùm, toilet. Baby-bed. Heating,…
Things to do
Station Bee's Vauvenargues - Sainte Victoire Nord
Ideally located, the Station Bee's of Vauvenargues allows to discover by electric bike the typical landscapes of the Sainte-Victoire mountain, its nature, the Lake of Zola, the Bimont dam, vineyards and villages of the Pays d'Aix. The resort offers rental mountain bikes and electric VTC, from…
Maison de la Sainte Victoire
Cet espace d'accueil et d'information vise à sensibiliser les visiteurs à la fragilité de notre environnement. Son espace muséographique, sa salle d'exposition et son sentier de découverte proposent à tous les publics, touristes, scolaires et autres randonneurs une découverte active d'un…
Situated in Puyloubier, at the foot of Sainte Victoire mountain, the estate was created in 1978 by Michel Fabre. It covers 40 hectares and has an efficient modern winery. Since 2005 his children have joined the estate after studying winegrowing, winemaking and marketing of wine, and work…
Domaine de Saint Ser
Located on the side of Sainte-Victoire mountain, at 400 metres in altitude, the Domaine de Saint Ser enjoys an exceptional location. A grape garden (19 varieties) and an olive garden (13 varieties) are a wonderful way to appreciate the rich resources of Provence. The Domaine provides a…
Where to eat
Restaurant Maison Sainte-Victoire
A flanc de falaise, en contrebas de la Croix de Provence, trouvez en ces lieux magiques une solution de restauration de qualité. Repas en famille, entre amis, pause contemplation, avant ou après votre activité de pleine nature, la qualité de la cuisine proposée par le Chef Nicolas et…
Restaurant-hôtel Sainte Victoire Vauvenargues
The restaurant is open all year long for lunch and dinner. Chef Mateus Marangoni offers a cross-kitchen between France, Mediterranean influences and Brazilian food where he is originally from, always promoting seasonal, fresh and local products. The main restaurant has a capacity for 35…