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
Hôtel Le Madaleno
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…
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…
LE CLOS DU PASSANT
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
Château de Montauban
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…
Relais de Chasse du Castellet
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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
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…