Welcome to the Olive Tree Odyssey

A guided visit through the olive trees
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Reserve your tickets for the Olive Tree Odyssey guided tour ahead of time. Adults from €6 and children from €4.
Useful information
All visits are with a guide. Visit lasts 1 hour 30 minutes

July & August: 11 am – 3 pm – 4 pm – 5 pm – 6 pm

June & September: 11 am – 3 pm – 4 pm – 5 pm

Off-season: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm – 4 pm

(January and February: reservation required)

Prices

Adults: €6

Children: €4

Family ticket (2 adults + 1 to 3 children aged 6 to 15): €16

Family ticket (1 adult + 1 to 3 children aged 6 to 15): €12

School groups: €2 (per child, free for accompanying adults)

Groups: €5/adult and €2/child (aged 6 to 15)

(20 people or over)

Group visits
For tour operators, coach firms, travel agencies or events-planning companies…

The Olive Tree Odyssey

A guided fun tour through the olive trees

The Olive Tree Odyssey is the only discovery centre in Languedoc Roussillon introducing visitors to the history of the olive tree down the ages. It features special staging, sound and light shows, educational visits, multimedia screens and sound atmospheres all inviting visitors to explore the king of Mediterranean trees. Children aged 6 to 12 can set off “in search of the Green Diamond” for a treasure hunt filled with surprises !

The Olive Tree Odyssey

A guided fun tour through the olive trees

The Olive Tree Odyssey is the only discovery centre in Languedoc Roussillon introducing visitors to the history of the olive tree down the ages. It features special staging, sound and light shows, educational visits, multimedia screens and sound atmospheres all inviting visitors to explore the king of Mediterranean trees. Children aged 6 to 12 can set off “in search of the Green Diamond” for a treasure hunt filled with surprises !

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The different stages of the visit

Follow the guide!

The visit to the Olive Grove

30 mins

A specially adapted visit through an olive grove with interpretation panels, thematic focuses and close-ups and maps of production areas… A chance to find out about growing olives in France and all around the world.

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The outside path is open to access. As a part of the tour, the guide will give you additional informations and a variety of anecdotes to satisfy your curiosity and will be able to answer a diversity of questions concerning the olive tree and its culture that you would never have dared to ask.


Practical infos :
The path is accessible to all, big and small, stroller or wheelchair.

The visit to the Olive Grove

30 mins

A specially adapted visit through an olive grove with interpretation panels, thematic focuses and close-ups and maps of production areas… A chance to find out about growing olives in France and all around the world.

Infos pratiques

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Le parcours est en libre accès. Dans le cadre de la visite accompagnée, votre guide saura vous conter des anecdotes, alimenter votre curiosité et répondre à toutes les questions que vous vous posez sur l’olivier sans jamais avoir osé le demander….


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Les allées sont accessibles aux poussettes et aux personnes en fauteuil roulant.

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Sound and light show

20 mins

The Olive Tree Odyssey on a giant screen: a spectacular 20 minutes film with a journey through the “Olive Tree Odyssey” from the beginnings to today. A spectacular staging of the mill, immersing visitors in the heart of a millennium-old tradition…

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The access to the movie The Odyssey of the Olive Tree is only possible as part of the guided tour.


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The movie is displayed while sitting in terraces. Strollers and wheelchairs are very welcomed.

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The Olive Route in Occitanie

10 mins

A historic adventure taking you back in time and following the Languedoc Roussillon olive route from Lattes to the Spanish border. This is an original thematic look at the major heritage and cultural development in Languedoc Roussillon through the angle of the olive tree…

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The guide will help you acquire a new sight on various important historical places and heritages of the region. Thus you will discover, thanks to small anecdotes and historical reminders, that the small story of the olive tree is also the big story of the region or even of the Mediterranean.


Practical infos :
A desk of touristic informations awaits you in the main hall of L’Oulibo to help you find your next stop.

The Olive Tree Route in Occitanie

10 mins

A historic adventure taking you back in time and following the Languedoc Roussillon olive tree route from Lattes to the Spanish border. This is an original thematic look at the major heritage and cultural development in Languedoc Roussillon through the angle of the olive tree…

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La présence du guide vous permet d’avoir un nouveau regard sur les grands sites patrimoniaux de la région. Vous découvrirez ainsi grâce à de courtes anecdotes et quelques rappels historiques, que la petite histoire de l’olivier rejoint bien souvent la grande histoire de la région, voire celle de la Méditerranée.


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Un bureau d’informations touristiques vous attend dans le hall d’accueil de l’Oulibo pour de nouvelles suggestions d’escales

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Museum space

10 mins

A multimedia museum area has been set up in the mill to introduce visitors in 5 stages to the benefits and the symbolism of the olive tree, its role in literature and the arts, its ancestral use in the world of cosmetics and beauty, all the professions linked to it, its medicinal virtues and assets for health…

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Each step helps you understant, with the use of images and various educational mediums, the extend of the ramifications of the olive tree’s civilization.


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The guide will accompagny you thoughout the tour and answer your questions, but you may also carry on in the museum space at own your pace.

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Introduction to tasting

20 mins

A special chance to taste the flavours and typical qualities of the L’Oulibo olive oils and the Lucques olives from Languedoc! A fun, tasty experience with tips to enhance your dishes, recipe ideas, practical recommendations, little suggestions for health and cosmetics… A pure moment of pleasure and a journey inside the world of olive oil.

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This part of the tour takes place under the direction of your guide who will guide you step by step in the gustatory approach of Olive oils. You will understand how each oil is unique and has its own particularities, how to recognize its characteristics, and from which fruit it was made from… 20 minutes of gustatory discovery, 3 different oils and 2 kinds of olives to taste.


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Your guide will accompagny you up to the shop, where you will find your favorite products and the ones you’ve crushed on during the tasting.

Introduction to tasting

20 mins

A special chance to taste the flavours and typical qualities of the L’Oulibo olive oils and the Lucques olives from Languedoc! A fun, tasty experience with tips to enhance your dishes, recipe ideas, practical recommendations, little suggestions for health and cosmetics… A pure moment of pleasure and a journey inside the world of olive oil.

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Cette séquence se déroule sous la houlette de votre accompagnateur qui saura vous guider pas à pas dans l’approche gustative des huiles d’Olive. Vous apprendrez combien chaque huile est unique, comment reconnaître ses caractéristiques, à partir de quelles variétés elle a été fabriquée… 20 Minutes de découverte gustative, 3 huiles à découvrir, 2 variétés d’olives à déguster


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Votre accompagnateur vous guide jusque dans la boutique pour retrouver vos produits fétiches et vos coups de coeur lors de la dégustation.

Learn by having fun

Enjoy our treasure hunt!

The treasure hunt

In search of the green diamond

Explore the world of the olive with your family! Help Lucq and Lucquette to solve the puzzles on the way to the L’Oulibo treasure. During the visit, the guide will pass on some precious tips.  In the end, you will be a specialised “green diamond” taster. Ready to take up the challenge?

The Odyssey Ambassador card

Advantages all the year round

Ask for your “Passport for the Odyssey” and get free admission for your visits when you come with your friends or family.  When you present your card at the Odyssey ticket office, you and your friends can enjoy exclusive offers.

Sightseeing around L'Oulibo

See the accommodation and places of interest near the cooperative

L’Oulibo is located right at the heart of the Minervois region, 40 minutes away from Carcassonne and 10 minutes from the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For your visit to our beautiful region we have selected some famous sights and great visits in the company of enthusiastic hosts to help you enjoy an unforgettable stay…

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