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The Provençal

Cadolive is a typical Provençal village, with shaded squares, on the narrow alleys

Cado oulivo ven a ben :

The origin of the name of Cadolive results from a patronymic transformation: in 1654 appears Mario Olino‘s name in Saint Savournin’s church books, written Ollino in 1674. Then, the name is gallicized in Olline in 1680, to become Ollive in 1744.

Between 1702 and 1766, numerous members of families Ollive lived around current Cadolive. “Enco d’ Olive“, (of the Provençal preposition ” encò “: “at”, indicating the “land of Olive”) became by contraction ” Codolive“.

In the 19th century, by mistake, “Codolive” was transformed into “Cadolive“.

The coat-armour is a stalk of olive tree surmounted overcome by the slogan “Cado oulivo ven a ben“, that is “Every olive succeeds well “.

Au pied du mont Julien

The rock of “Baou” dominates a 417 ha. screen of greenery in which is snuggled up the village of Cadolive.

Cadolive is a typical Provençal village, with shaded squares, on the narrow alleys which wind in the middle of houses surmounted from curved tiles terra-cotta colored by the sun.
Riche d’un passé minier symbolisé par les puits de mines et les fours à chaux où cuit la céramique.

Retrouvez un ancien lavoir alimenté par une source naturelle provenant des hauteurs du village. C’est dans ces massifs que Gyptis rencontra Protis, union donnant naissance à la cité phocéenne …


Restored in 2007, which reminds to the young people of the village the lifestyle of the first inhabitants of our city. This Wash house was fed by a natural source(spring) which originates on the heights of the village.

Lime kilns

Vestiges of the mineral field: the lime kiln or to chaufour is an oven intended to transform the limestone into lime and where one cooked the ceramic under the effect of the fire(light). Fixed vertical work, in masonry, opened by the top, or horizontal and rotary. The workers who activated it were called ” chaufourniers “

Mine shafts

Located on the borders of the city, its workers carried out the wealth of the mineral field.

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of Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Étoile