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.

Mas des Collines
B&B

Mas des Collines

Fontvieille

Situé au sud des Alpilles a 2 km du village de Fontvieille et 5 mn du village des Baux de Provence. Magnifique vue sur l’abbaye de Montmajour telle que Van Gogh l'a peinte. Arles et ses célèbres rencontres photos à 10km. La Camargue et ses plages sauvages a 30 km. les Cévennes à 1 heure…

Gite La Treille - N° 151171
Holiday rental

Gite La Treille - N° 151171

Tarascon

Near the Alpilles, among Tarascon and Fontvieille, beautiful property completely fenced facing the Chapelle St Gabriel (on the D33). At the guests' disposal, 2 hectares of olive trees and green spaces, swimming pool (5x10 m) open from 15/04 to 15/10, children games on a closed area, fitness and…

Le Mas d'Emilie
B&B

Le Mas d'Emilie

Fontvieille

Vous serez toujours les bienvenus au Mas d'Emilie, dans notre maison d'hôtes située à Fontvieille au cœur des Alpilles à 10 mn, des Baux de Provence, d'Arles, de Saint Remy….Idéalement située entre Camargue et Lubéron. Vous cherchez une chambre spacieuse, confortable, climatisée, un…

Hostellerie de la Tour
Hotel

Hostellerie de la Tour

Fontvieille

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

Hôtel Le Madaleno
Hotel

Hôtel Le Madaleno

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.

Cézanne - N° 110304
Holiday rental

Cézanne - N° 110304

Arles

In the middle of the country, ideal for exploring the Alpilles, Camargue or Arles. Sunny rooms, quality furnishings( flat scree TV) Adjacent to gite 110303 and another seasonal rental property. Owner 600 m away. High ground floor: built in kitchen, laundry, large living room/ lounge opened on a…

Le Bel Oustau
B&B

Le Bel Oustau

Fontvieille

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

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.

Things to do

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

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…

Atelier d'un siège à l'autre
Craftsman / producer

Atelier d'un siège à l'autre

Fontvieille

Gil Grave, upholsterer, trained by the 'Compagnons du Devoir', welcomes you to her Fontvielle workshop. Restoration of old chairs, sale of designer fabrics, sale of chairs, making of curtains and cushions.

Château de Montauban
Cultural place

Château de Montauban

Fontvieille

Cette demeure, décor de bon nombre de romans d'Alphonse Daudet, fut avant tout un lieu de calme et de repos pour l'auteur : “Maison bénie, que de fois je suis venu là, me reprendre à la nature, me guérir de Paris et de ses fièvres...”. Cette superbe bâtisse, composée d'une façade…

CHEZ MARIE
Craftsman / producer

CHEZ MARIE

Fontvieille

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

Les Oliviers de l'Aqueduc
Craftsman / producer

Les Oliviers de l'Aqueduc

Fontvieille

Producers of PDO Vallée des Baux olive oil, we also offer tapenade and green olives.From April to September, presence on the markets of: - Fontvieille, on Monday and Friday - Maussane, Thursday - Arles, on Wednesday at the pedestrian crossing of the Monoprix.Throughout the year: the Saturday…

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…

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.

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.

Where to eat

CHEZ ADRIEN
Menus de Fêtes

CHEZ ADRIEN

Fontvieille

Charming restaurant serving traditional cuisine, located in old Fontvieille. Change of scene and peace and quiet guaranteed.

Le Relais du Castellet
Restaurants à emporter

Le Relais du Castellet

Fontvieille

Info Covid: Ouvert avec mise en place des gestes barrières en terrasse. Pour plus d'information vous pouvez consulter la page Facebook du relais. Niché au cœur de la vallée des Baux, le Relais du Castelet est un restaurant situé dans un ancien relais de chasse restauré et mis au goût du…

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…

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

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: Ouvert avec mise en place des gestes barrières. Toujours possibilité pour les plats à emporter toute l'année. Restaurant de cuisine traditionnelle avec spécialités de poissons et bouillabaisse.

Le Bel Oustau
Cuisine de Provence

Le Bel Oustau

Fontvieille

Info Covid: Réouverture prévu le 9 juin avec mise en place des gestes barrières. 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…

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…