Thursday, August 29, 2013

Figues in Provence. Picnic near St Remy de Provence :)

When doing one of my "foodies tour", the idea is to show who's behind those lovely products that you taste in Provence. Spending time with the producer is usually as important as tasting the produce. And this is certainly the case with Francis at Les Figuières.

The place can prove tricky to find but when you get there, you are trully in the middle of a peaceful figues heaven.....

Francis and his lovely wife Jacqueline opened their Figues grove in 1968 and have, since then, dedicated their life to this gorgeous and tasty fruits. They travel around the world during the winter season to find some new figue trees.

So far they have 4 000 trees with 150 different types of figues allowing them to pick from June to late October.

When you arrive, Francis will surely be around to greet you, have you to taste some fresh figues and tell you jokes.
He'll tell you the story of the figues and is probably one of the very few person in the region able to answer any question you may have.

The lovely (and tiny) shed in the garden is the shop were you'll be able to taste as much as 10 products of his farm. His sweet jam (with orange from Seville, with almond, walnut, spices...) or his savoury chutneys, mustard, vinegar....

And if you are here around noon, you will be able to enjoy his garden for free. Either sitting on one of the "so french" outside plastic chairs and table or sitting under the shade of the figues trees or the hazelnuts trees. (Best to check that no group are booked on the day).

Anyhow, an adventure you wont regret....

Les Figuières
713 Chemin du Mas de la musique
13 690 Graveson en Provence
04 90 95 72 03
Web site 
10/15 mn drive from St Remy

Provencal figues August 27 2013

Tasting with Francis

Figue "Dauphine" just pick for tasting...

The shop with its picnic place

Picnicing and napping in Provence


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