Mouriès

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Mouriès
The church of Mouriès
The church of Mouriès
Coat of arms of Mouriès
Coat of arms
Location of Mouriès
Mouriès is located in France
Mouriès
Mouriès
Mouriès is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Mouriès
Mouriès
Coordinates: 43°41′24″N 4°52′18″E / 43.69°N 4.8717°E / 43.69; 4.8717Coordinates: 43°41′24″N 4°52′18″E / 43.69°N 4.8717°E / 43.69; 4.8717
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementArles
CantonSalon-de-Provence-1
IntercommunalityVallée des Baux
Government
 • Mayor (Since 2014) Alice Ruggiero
Area
1
38.35 km2 (14.81 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
3,484
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13065 /13890
Elevation1–280 m (3.3–918.6 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mouriès is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

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Economy[edit]

Mouriès in the year 1900. Le Cour (today Cour Paul Revoil)
Mouriès in the year 1910. Le Cour (today Cour Paul Revoil)
Mouriès in the year 2014, Cour Paul Revoil

Mouriès is known for its olive oil production, calling itself "the olive oil capital of France" (a claim disputed by Nyons, further north). There are still two working olive oil mills in town, including one which allows tours. In December of every year there is a festival celebrating the end of the harvest and the new oil, with a small parade and the benediction of the oil, along with various markets.

Wednesday is market day. The small tourism office in town supplies a list of all of the market days in the area. In winter the market here is much larger than in the other towns in the area (Maussane, Aureille or Eygalières).

Sights[edit]

The town sits on an old Roman road, and there has been a settlement here since the Celto-Ligurian days. The old oppidum built by the Ligures is still visible on the Caisses de Jean-Jean at the eastern end above the golf course.

Transportation[edit]

A bus connects the town with Arles to the west and Salon-de-Provence in the east.

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