88 Chemin des Hautes Ribes
06130 Grasse
Tel : +33 (0)4 93 36 83 71
Tel : +33 (0)6 70 04 95 62
E-mail : braultmonique@gmail.com
E-mail : lionelbrault@gmail.com
Site : http://www.oleologie.com

Le Domaine de la Royrie : Exceptional olive trees for exceptional olive oils

Come to an olive grove where excellence and tradition reign.

La Domaine de la Royrie is an olive grove built in the fifteenth century by the monks of the Lérins Abbey. The estate, now beautifully renovated, produces Nice AOC olive oil that has won several gold medals and is a contender in international competitions.

The estate tour covers themes of regional history, olive tree cultivation and pruning, care for the environmental, heritage, the olive harvest, and how top-quality olive oil is produced.

Enjoy an unforgettable moment admiring the beauty of the grounds, the size of these venerable trees, the carefully maintained gardens, and the attentive welcome and tasting opportunities.

La Royrie offers three types of activities:

La Boutique du Domaine at 4 Place aux Aires in the center of the medieval city of Grasse. This shop, managed by Monique Brault, is sensory journey to the land of olive oil and the gastronomy of the South of France, an introduction to olive-oil tasting, and a variety of fine food items from the Domaine.

A guided tour of the Domaine with the owners: the olive tree and its many varieties, AOC labels, how an olive grove is managed, pruning, harvesting, mills, and more. It all ends with a tasting session in the Domaine cellar, sampling excellent oils from the Domaine accompanied by gourmet specialties. (By appointment).

Oleology session: a tour of the Domaine, an introduction olive-oil tasting using a sensory-analysis grid (much like in oenology clubs) and tasting 10 dishes (10 food-oil pairings).