The last Sunday in March is a day of celebration in Aups.  At this time of year the olive is honoured.

The town is decorated with olive branches from the newly pruned olive trees.

The market place filled with stalls selling olive related products making the  backdrop for the day’s festivities.

olive dayStall holders  selling olive oil  and olive wood, books. crafts, food and of course wine all add to the ambience with the local fokelore group adding to the authenticity of the celebrations

Olive Oil

Olive Stall 1

Oliv oil +

Olive Wood

Olive Oil2

An operating olive press shows how the olive pulp turns to oil.

olive press

Demonstrations on pruning olives take place in the countryside.

A special benediction for the olive is celebrated then the whole town is invited to have an aperatif accompanied by toasted baguette topped with a delicious anchoide

Aups Olive Day1Aups Olive Day 2

Lunch time and everyone can choose an olive based menu from the local restaurantsm all participating in this annual celebration

A grand aioli is also on sale in the market place .

Once again a good time is had by all!

Dimanche 28 Fête de l’olive.
Programme:
9h00 démonstration de taille
à la campagne Gréoune,route de Fox-Amphoux,
9H30 ouverture du marché
Place F. Mistral,
Démonstration et trituration des olives
toute la journée sur la place F. Mistral,
10h00 Concentration des Confréries
sur la place F. Mistral,
10h45 Benédiction de l’olivier
sur la place F. Mistral,
11H00 Danses folkloriques
sur la place avec le groupe “Lou Pebre d’Aï”,
11h30 Présentation des Chevaliers et Chapitre
sur la place,
12h00 Apéritif
sous l’auvent du foyer des jeunes,
suivi d’un AÏOLI,
réservations au Traiteur Aux Milles Saveurs au 04.94.39.89.92,
Menus à l’huile d’olive dans tous les restaurants aupsois,
de 14h à 17h
visite
du moulin à huile de Monsieur Gervasoni,
de 14h à 16h visite
de la Coopérative oléicole,
de 14h30 à 17h00
ouverture de la Collégiale Saint Pancrace et de la Chapelle Notre Dame de la Délivrance,
15h00 Démonstration de taille
à la campagne Gréoune,route de Fox-Amphoux,
15h30 Danses folkloriques
sur la place avec le groupe “Lou Pebre d’Aï”,
Toute la journée
dans le halle de la Mairie:
Exposition de photos et exposition philatélique.
Rens.: O.M.A.C.L.A. et le Service Culturel Municipal au 04.94.70.00.07

One Comment

  1. Natalie Brodie-Clarke

    Aups is one of the most beautiful French villages I have visited, oozing traditional French culture. Holidays and festivals in this village are not to be missed! The locals are always so friendly and are happy to explain traditions and involve you in their festivities. It is a town I love to return to!

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