Château de Montauban

Fontvieille - Cultural place

This house, the setting for many of Alphonse Daudet's novels, was above all a place of calm and rest for the author: "Blessed house, how many times I have come here to reconnect with nature, to cure myself of Paris and its fevers...".

This superb building, with its monumental 19th century façade adjoining an 18th century farmhouse, was the home of the Ambroy family who welcomed the author during his stays in Provence. Daudet regularly visited the house with his wife Julia from 1863, at the invitation of his cousins.

Now a museum centre dedicated to the history of the village, the Château de Montauban is the forerunner of a vast cultural project which already includes a permanent exhibition on the medieval archaeological discoveries of the area.

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Where to stay

MAS DES COLLINES - N° 3420
Holiday rental

MAS DES COLLINES - N° 3420

Fontvieille

Located in Fontvieille in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, the Mas Des Collines is an independent holiday home with swimmingpool.

MAS SAINT JOSEPH
B&B

MAS SAINT JOSEPH

Fontvieille

On an olive production estate, at the foot of the Alpilles between Fontvieille and Baux de Provence. Four very characteristic guest rooms including two suites, swimming pool, 270 m2 solarium and parking.

Hôtel Le Madaleno
Hotel

Hôtel Le Madaleno

Fontvieille

Welcome to the Madaleno, a 2-star hotel located in Fontvieille, in the heart of the Alpilles, close to Les Baux-de-Provence. Our hotel-restaurant welcomes you in a natural setting, in the middle of vineyards and olive groves. Come and recharge your batteries in a preserved countryside, in a…

Hôtel Best Western Le Val Majour
Hotel

Hôtel Best Western Le Val Majour

Fontvieille

Charming hotel, typically Provençal, with a resolutely friendly spirit. Ideal for a restful stay, in a region rich in cultural and tourist heritage, in the heart of the Alpilles massif and close to the town of Arles and Les Baux.

L'OUSTAU BLANC
B&B

L'OUSTAU BLANC

Fontvieille

Rose's guest rooms are independent and spacious with every comfort. Built in 2012. In quiet surroundings. No smoking. Twin beds. Secure parking area. WIFI. TV. Fridge with complimentary drinks on arrival. Near the tour des Abbots, a laundry and the Fontvieille source. 5 minutes walk from the…

Villa St Joseph - N° 151069
Holiday rental

Villa St Joseph - N° 151069

Tarascon

A proximité de la chapelle St Gabriel, situation idéale à l'entrée du massif des Alpilles, proche de Tarascon, Fontvieille et Arles.

Auberge des Balastres
Hotel

Auberge des Balastres

Fontvieille

A Provençal style establishment with cosy and comfortable rooms. Warm and friendly welcome. Fine traditional cuisine. Classed 3 "fireplaces" in the Charter of the Logis de France.

La Maison d'Amandine
B&B

La Maison d'Amandine

Fontvieille

Featuring a terrace and free Wi-Fi, Chez amandine is located in Fontvieille. The fully equipped private bathroom has a shower and a hairdryer. You are 33 km from Avignon and 38 km from Nîmes. Nîmes-Garons Airport is 35 km away.

LE CLOS DU PASSANT
B&B

LE CLOS DU PASSANT

Fontvieille

800 Meters from the village, quiet and in a closed property. Suite for 2 to 4 persons and a bedroom for 2 persons, all comfort, rooms of water and separate toilet, bathrobes and pool towels provided, hairdryer. Pets not allowed. Non-smokers. Access to swimming pool with owners agreement. Private…

Things to do

CHEZ MARIE
Craftsman / producer

CHEZ MARIE

Fontvieille

Broderies, mercerie, couture/retouche, lingerie, personnalisation, dépôt pressing et blanchisserie, relais colis Pickup et Wish...

Château de Montauban
Cultural place

Château de Montauban

Fontvieille

This house, the setting for many of Alphonse Daudet's novels, was above all a place of calm and rest for the author: "Blessed house, how many times I have come here to reconnect with nature, to cure myself of Paris and its fevers...". This superb building, with its monumental 19th century…

Earl Les Deux Rives - Manade Chauvet
Family recreation

Earl Les Deux Rives - Manade Chauvet

Fontvieille

Manade Chauvet - Mas Candenet - Les Deux Rives Breeding of Camargue bulls. Located in the heart of the Vallée des Baux, Les Deux Rives is a certified organic farm, which offers a wide range of meat and poultry.

Centre équestre des Enganes
Outdoor leisure

Centre équestre des Enganes

Fontvieille

In an enchanting setting, with direct access to the Alpilles mountains, the Enganes team will welcome you in a friendly and family atmosphere! We offer horse riding, lessons and training courses.

Les jardins de Cidamos
Craftsman / producer

Les jardins de Cidamos

Fontvieille

Discovery of an organic vegetable farm. Situated a stone's throw from the Roman aqueducts, the Cidamos Gardens reveal all the secrets of an organic farm.

Relais de Chasse du Castellet
Craftsman / producer

Relais de Chasse du Castellet

Fontvieille

Domaine de chasse de 50 ha situé entre La Crau et Les Alpilles. Cette chasse est composée de garrigues, bois et terres agricoles (tournesol, abricotiers, oliviers). On y trouve du gibier de passage : grives, perdreaux, lapins, faisants, bécasses, palombes. Des battues aux sangliers sont…

Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal
Cultural place

Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal

Fontvieille

The aqueducts, remains of which can still be seen near the Barbegal mill, are a diversion of the 'De Caperon', aqueduct which channelled water from the southern slope of the Alpilles. The construction techniques used for the section before the mill differ from those observed on the route of the…

Rucher de la Cala Melosa
Craftsman / producer

Rucher de la Cala Melosa

Fontvieille

The Cala Melosa (the honey rock) is a bee-keeping operation located near Saint Peyre d'Entremonts Chapel, which dates back to the 12th century. You can observe the apiary and the bees at work. You can follow the different stages of apiculture, from extracting the honey to putting it in jars.…

Moulin Saint Jean
Craftsman / producer

Moulin Saint Jean

Fontvieille

Driven by tradition and an ancestral knowledge of olives, Jean Paul Sourdon, the great-grandson and grandson of oil-pressers, opened his own mill in June 1998. Tradition and modernity come together, and the yellow gold olive oil is covered by the Vallée des Baux-de-Provence AOC. The selection of…

Where to eat

L'Ami Provençal
Food guide restaurant

L'Ami Provençal

Fontvieille

In the heart of the village, in the shade of the plane trees of the church square, discover the authentic and sought-after cuisine of chef Yoann Palmero. He makes it a point of honour to work with fresh, local produce. Home-made and quality dishes, warm and friendly atmosphere.

Le Relais du Castellet
Restaurants à emporter

Le Relais du Castellet

Fontvieille

Nestled in the heart of the Baux valley, the Relais du Castelet is a restaurant located in an old hunting lodge restored and updated by Jean-Baptiste Bert. At the end of the dirt road, in the middle of the olive trees, you will discover this table d'hôtes which offers a cuisine inspired by the…

La Table du Meunier
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Meunier

Fontvieille

Menus: € 26 - € 34 + menu. Specialities: tian of lamb with basil, minced rabbit with thyme, crispy zander with sorrel and lavender crème brûlée. Capacity: indoors 30 to 50. Shady terrace: 50. Private car park. Henhouse dating back to 1765

COTE MER
Cuisine de Provence

COTE MER

Fontvieille

Traditional restaurant with fish and bouillabaisse specialities. Possibility for take-out.

Ming Chi
Restaurants à emporter

Ming Chi

Fontvieille

Restauration asiatique , plats à emporter, se situant sur la Route du Nord, ce restaurant propose une cuisine vietnamienne et chinoise. Capacité repas : salle 20 couverts.

LA TABLE D'ADAM
Cuisine de Provence

LA TABLE D'ADAM

Fontvieille

Small restaurant in the centre of the village, where Virgine and Lilian welcome you on the terrace or in the cosy dining room.

Villa Regalido
Food guide restaurant

Villa Regalido

Fontvieille

Info COVID-19: Pour plus de renseignements sur les mesures sanitaires mise en place vous pouvez contacter l'établissement directement. Notre Chef vous propose un menu différent chaque jour à base de produits frais et de saison, où légumes, herbes de Provence, huile d'olive de moulins, se…

Auberge des Balastres
Cuisine de Provence

Auberge des Balastres

Fontvieille

Notre établissement à caractère familial adhére à la chartre des Logis de France. A l'ombre de la terrasse ou dans la salle à manger rustique vous apprecierez la cuisine fine et sincère du chef Thierry Lesouple. Info Covid: port du masque obligatoire à l'arrivée et pendant les…

Chez Adrien
Menus de Fêtes

Chez Adrien

Fontvieille

Traditional cuisine and Pizzeria restaurant that changes with the seasons with special menus throughout the year, air-conditioned indoor room and indoor patio for fine weather.