Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal

Fontvieille - Monument

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 Caparon aqueduct.
Fernand Benoît had originally dated this construction to the 4th century AD, connecting it with the spread of Christianity and the increasing scarcity of the slavery it would have entailed. However, research carried out by the CNRS and the University of Provence in the 1980s refuted this hypothesis and dated the construction of the complex to the 2nd century AD. The columns are built from small stones, although some of their bases consist of large reused blocks; the arches are also made of small blocks, supplemented with brick. However, this system can also be found from time to time along the course of the aqueduct on the southern slope, particularly on the section parallel to the aqueduct that supplied the mill. This leads us to believe that the mill was constructed at the same time as a campaign was carried out to restore the hydraulic network. These two wonderful vestiges are unique in Europe and are 2 km from the centre of the village.

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Where to stay

Mas Des Collines
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Mas Des Collines

Fontvieille

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Hostellerie de la Tour
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Very quiet countryside hotel. All rooms with terrace are arranged around the pool and garden. Restaurant: Provençal cuisine and local specialities.

La Bastide De Fontvieille
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La Bastide De Fontvieille

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In the countryside, between Alpilles and Camargue and 5 minutes from the center of Fontvieille, beautiful new house on 2 levels, on a fenced garden of 2000m² with swimming pool (5x10 m) open from 1 April to 30 October. Terrace (42 m²) partly covered with garden furniture, barbecue. Ground…

Gite De Hugolin
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Décorée aux couleurs de la Provence, agrémentée d'objets anciens et de collection, La Maison d'Ugolin peut accueillir 6 personnes.

La Ripaille
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La Ripaille

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Establishment of Provençal style located in the countryside between the villages of Baux de Provence and Fontvieille. In summer, dining on terrace. Custom half rooms with a balcony. Restaurant: culinary specialities: traditional and Provencal cuisine.

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2 spacious rooms for 2 to 4 people in a 19th century building, in the village centre with independent bathrooms - garden - air conditioning - parking

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Hôtel Belesso

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Le Pré des Alpilles
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Located in the countryside, in the middle of the fields, halfway between Camargue and Alpilles, this gite is an independant house with private pool and spa. On the ground floor: large dining room of 62 m² with lounge area (flat screen TV), fully equipped kitchen (piano 4 gas rings and plancha…

Gauguin
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Gauguin

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In the middle of the country, ideal for exploring the Alpilles, Camargue or Arles. Sunny rooms, quality furnishings( flat screen TV) Adjacent to gite 110304 and another seasonal rental property. Owner 600 m away. High ground floor: built in kitchen, laundry, large living room/ lounge opened on a…

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Château d'Estoublon
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Château d'Estoublon

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Located on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, at the entrance to Fontvieille, this wine- and oil-producing estate extends over 200 hectares, including 10 hectares of Baux-de-Provence AOC and Coteaux d'Aix AOC vines and 48 hectares planted with Vallée des Baux-de-Provence AOC olive groves. The…

Centre équestre des Enganes
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The centre has 12 horses. Activities: Federal exam preparation, horse games, horse rental, horse boarding, horseback riding (non-members can access), horseback trekking (non-members can access) in Provence, Cévennes, Camargue, carriage rides, walks in the Alpilles all levels. Facilities:…

Les jardins de Cidamos
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The Cidamos gardens are located in the commune of Fontvieille and consist of 3 hectares of crops.

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L'Eden Cinéma

Fontvieille

Authentic, air-conditioned cinema in the old village. Times and programmes available on the website www.fontvieille-provence.com

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Moulin du Saint Jean

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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…

Mas St. Paul
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MOULIN MAS DE DAUDET
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Céralier depuis 6 générations, nous cultivons, nous transformons à l'aide d'un moulin à meule de pierre et nous fabriquons des pâtes artisanales au blé dur.

Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet
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Fontvieille

Built in 1814, the Saint Pierre Windmill ground wheat for a century until 1915. In 1935, the Society of Friends of Daudet's Windmill decided to turn it into a museum dedicated to Alphonse Daudet and containing the poet's works. This windmill has been visible from the outside since 2012, but the…

MOULIN A PEINTURE / LA CIGALE
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L'AMI PROVENCAL
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L'AMI PROVENCAL

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Au coeur du village, à l'ombre des platanes de la place de l'église, découvrez la cuisine authentique et recherchée du chef Yoann Palmero. Il met un point d'honneur à travailler des produits frais et locaux. Plats faits maison et de qualité, ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale.

Le Patio
Food guide restaurant

Le Patio

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Catherine and Jean-Pierre Cote concoct local specialities in the rustic setting of this 18th-century sheepfold. Served by the fire or out on the terrace in summer, treats include the Alpilles lamb roasted with hay from La Crau (AOC), confit young rabbit with olive oil from the Moulin du Mas Saint…

Hostellerie de la Tour
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The years seem to leave no mark on this classic Provencal address. Set at the foot of the Tour des Abbés, this ancient hay barn is home to a hotel-restaurant with pool and garden. An agreeable stop-off, where the chef delights guests with Provencal classics such as aubergine papetons, stuffed…

Villa Regalido
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Villa Regalido

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Auberge des Balastres
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Auberge des Balastres

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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.

La Cuisine au Planet
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La Cuisine au Planet

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La Table du Meunier
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La Table du Meunier

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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

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