Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal

Fontvieille - Cultural place

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 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.

Le Pré des Alpilles - N° 545
Holiday rental

Le Pré des Alpilles - N° 545

Arles

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…

La Part des Anges
B&B

La Part des Anges

Paradou

Beautifully situated in the small village of le Paradou, South des Baux de Provence and West of Maussane les Alpilles, the mas overlooks very beautiful garden, providing a soothing coolness during the summer season.Include a terrace sheltered by a gazebo overlooking a summer dining room near…

Domaine de Laforest
Holiday rental

Domaine de Laforest

Fontvieille

COVID Info: For more information on the measures implemented you can contact the Domaine de Laforest directly. Ideally located in the heart of Provence and at the gateway to the Camargue, you are welcomed in a 19th century farmhouse whose outbuildings are converted into 3-star gîtes. There…

Hôtel Best Western Le Val Majour
Hotel

Hôtel Best Western Le Val Majour

Fontvieille

Renovated hotel with air conditioning and 32 individually decorated rooms, located in the heart of a shaded park with swimming pool, close to many sites. Catering for groups. Snack bar by the pool in July and August.

La Ripaille
Hotel

La Ripaille

Fontvieille

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.

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…

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…

Le Rebattu 2
Holiday rental

Le Rebattu 2

Arles

Accommodation in a House, a bathroom with shower, separate toilet.You are near Arles in a village called "Mussels" in a farm with independent entrance and a garden and private parking. A kitchen, living area, TV.

Things to do

La Cravenco, SICA oléicole de la Vallée des Baux
Craftsman / producer

La Cravenco, SICA oléicole de la Vallée des Baux

Arles

SICA: society of agricultural collective interest.Cooperative. Sale of olive oil AOC Olive oil of the Valley of les Baux de Provence, tapenades, soaps, olives French

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…

MOULIN MAS DE DAUDET
Shopping gourmand

MOULIN MAS DE DAUDET

Fontvieille

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.

Château d'Estoublon
Craftsman / producer

Château d'Estoublon

Fontvieille

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…

Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet
Cultural place

Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet

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…

Château de Montauban
Cultural place

Château de Montauban

Fontvieille

The residence, celebrated in the preface to 'Letters From My Windmill', was primarily a place of peace and relaxation for Alphonse Daudet, 'Blessed house, so many times have I come here to seek the healing touch of nature, to cure myself of Paris and its fevers...' This superb building, with its…

Earl Les Deux Rives - Manade Chauvet
Family recreation

Earl Les Deux Rives - Manade Chauvet

Fontvieille

Manade Chauvet - Mas Candenet - Les Deux Rives Elevage des Taureaux de Camargue. Situé au cœur de la Vallée des Baux, Les Deux Rives est un élevage certifié en Agriculture Biologique, qui propose un large choix de viandes et volailles.

L'Eden Cinéma
Cultural place

L'Eden Cinéma

Fontvieille

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

Les jardins de Cidamos
Craftsman / producer

Les jardins de Cidamos

Fontvieille

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

Where to eat

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.

Le Patio
Food guide restaurant

Le Patio

Fontvieille

Menus: € 29 - € 38. Fontvieille AOC olive oil tasting menu: € 46 + menu. Authentic 18th century sheep barn, large fireplace, flower-filled garden, adjacent car park and seasonal cuisine. Specialities: Fillet of Charolais beef, anchovy butter. Parmentier of local shoulder of lamb confit with…

Hostellerie de la Tour
Cuisine de Provence

Hostellerie de la Tour

Fontvieille

Very quiet hotel in a verdant setting. All rooms have gardens and are arranged around the pool. Restaurant: Thierry will reveal his culinary specialities, prepared using the regional produce he has been working with for over 20 years. Vegetables, meat and fish can be found at the Hôtel de la…

COTE MER
Cuisine de Provence

COTE MER

Fontvieille

Info Covid: Réouverture prévu le 19 mai. Toujours possibilité pour les plats à emporter toute l'année. Restaurant de cuisine traditionnelle avec spécialités de poissons et bouillabaisse.

La Cuisine au Planet
Menus de Fêtes

La Cuisine au Planet

Fontvieille

Dish of the day € 11; meal deal € 16 and fixed menu € 20 for lunch; as well as the menu, meal deal € 25 and fixed menu € 30 for lunch and dinner

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…

La Ripaille
Cuisine de Provence

La Ripaille

Fontvieille

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. Equestrian relay

Le Bel Oustau
Cuisine de Provence

Le Bel Oustau

Fontvieille

M.a.j. 2 Novembre - Info COVID: établissement fermé Entre camargue et Alpilles, le Bel Oustau vous propose une cuisine provençale aux saveurs italiennes. Espace bar à vins et tapas l'été. Concerts de musique de juin à septembre. Privatisation du restaurant et de son patio extérieur…

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…