Juniper Oven - Juniper Oven - Corinne Bonifay
Walk of juniperus's oven - Olve-trees' Alley - Sophie Delsanti

Along GR51 (national hiking train), from La Cadière to Ceyreste. Come admire all along this ride a wonderful panoramic view of the bay of St-Cyr-les-Lecques & La Ciotat and of Ste Baume Mountain. You’ll also discover “Fours à cade” (juniper oven) and Mediterranean flora.

In the hill there were dozens of these little stone buildings. There were ovens for juniper oil extraction, there were located where juniper grew in the countryside. The juniper in provençal is called “le cade” , don’t mistake with “la cade”, slab made from chick pea flour. This ovens were working from 1850 to 1930. The property of juniper oil : used in cosmetology (for shiny hair), in medicine (to treat psoriasis, eczema, impetigo…), in veterinary art (to treat scabies, eczema, crack of hooves).

Free of charge.
All year round. The access to the massif is regulated in summer period (from june 21 to September 29) by the prefectoral & communal authority, depending on climatic conditions & tourism. It’s preferable to inform yourself beforehand on the risk level map on the website of the Prefecture of the Var, or if you’re directly on the spot, with the Tourism House or the fire station.

Updated on 08/08/2020 – Bureau d’Information Tourisme de La Cadière d’Azur

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