What about us
UNDERSTAND THE RICE
AND SHARE THIS PASSION
It was in 2015 that Jacques, rice farmer, son and grandson of rice farmer, created the Maison du Riz, a unique concept in this Camargue land, representing the passion and the transmission of a know-how from several generations.
With Françoise, they built everything : the Mas de la Vigne, five holidays lodges, 500 ha of rice farm, a boutique and the museum.
It is here that Jacques,Françoise and their children : Jean-Philippe and Marine, rice ambassador and today heading the Maison du Riz, share all their family moments and meet the public to share this common passion.
A family whose greatest pleasure is to produce the best Camargue rice, raised on respected soil and available in very personal ranges : the perfumed rice, black rice... And have the pleasure to present them to the public .
FOLLOW THE RICE CULTURE
RICE CULTIVATION IS A FULL YEARS WORK
After the harvest we begin to work the fields and maintain the water systems. Leveling the land and preparing the soil is are done in spring before flooding the fields in April.
Rice farming can be associated to breeding livestock, and like livestock, it requires care and daily monitoring. It is essential to adjust the level of water in the rice field in accordance with climate and the vegetative stage of the rice.
In the month of October the rice harvest begins, harvesters on tracks work in the muddy rice fields, cutting and threshing the ears of rice to separate the husk from the grain.
Sowed early May, the rice reaches maturity early October. The plant which is dark green at the beginning of vegetation takes on an amber hue and then bends under the weight of the ears of rice.
THEY TALK ABOUT US
"An exceptional meeting with "the daughter of the house" who, with her brother and the help of their parents created this magnificent Maison du riz and made it a must place to visit. A true inspiring story of a courageous and talented family. May your adventure last a long time. You take care of our nature and remind us what's matter. "