On the footsteps of Alphonse Daudet

Fontvieille - Guided tour - Du 1er janvier au 31 décembre

During more than an hour, you will discover educational way, places that have influenced Alphonse Daudet in his works, including the letters from my mill with "Maître Cornille secret", "The goat of Monsieur Seguin".Real fun walk through which, our guide you will discover the Château de Montauban (holiday resort of the writer) and will discuss the mechanism of the mills wind. As said Alphonse Daudet, our course is "a beautiful pine wood all sparkling light tumbles before me to the bottom of the side... it is so well the corner I was looking for, a small corner fragrant and hot... and that nice things around me." so do not hesitate and come to visit this place to the soft Provençal fragrances.

  • For kids

Information provided byOT Fontvieille

  • Organiser

    Office de Tourisme Fontvieille

    Avenue Des Moulins
    13990 Fontvieille

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Guide

    Erudite Guide

  • Phone

    • 04 90 54 67 49
  • Fax

    04 90 54 69 82

  • Website

Nearby

  1. Villa Regalido

    Hotel

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  2. The Manjiuca

    B&B

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  3. Pines

    Campsite

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  4. The Draillette

    B&B

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Where to stay

Villa Regalido
Hotel

Villa Regalido

Fontvieille

An ancient oil mill in the heart of Provence. Flower garden and terraces where meals are served. Personalised rooms, some with private terrace. Restaurant: specialties: Provençal and méditerrannéennes flavours, creative and fun cuisine since 1964; we use local produce revealing them in a…

The Draillette
B&B

The Draillette

Fontvieille

In the countryside - comfortable - from €58 € for 2 people with breakfast. Very quiet in the middle of olive groves and 4 hectares of apricot trees. Beautiful rose garden. Spacious, elegant, and very sunny rooms with great views from the balcony or terrace.

Le Mas De Meridies
B&B

Le Mas De Meridies

Fontvieille

3 Chambres d'hôtes dans un mas de village entièrement sécurisé offrant belles prestations.

The Val Majour Best Western
Hotel

The Val Majour Best Western

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.

Pines
Campsite

Pines

Fontvieille

Flat land, half-shade, quiet. Set in a pine grove 1.5 km from the village (leave the village on the road to Baux-de-Provence, Maussane -turn right at the roundabout). 100 m2 marked pitches. Municipal swimming pool nearby (500m).

Château de Barbegal
B&B

Château de Barbegal

Arles

In a unique setting, facing the Alpilles discover the charm of the rooms of the castle of Barbegal

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.

Mas Des Collines
Holiday rental

Mas Des Collines

Fontvieille

Installée à Fontvieille dans la région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, le Mas Des Collines est une maison de vacances indépendante.

Fontvieille L'oustau
B&B

Fontvieille L'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

Things to do

Balade insolite à la découverte des puits du village en famille
Guided tour

Balade insolite à la découverte des puits du village en famille

Fontvieille

The Office Municipal de Tourisme de Fontvieille wished back to honor the theme of water if paramount in the lives of men and the heart of all covetousness since the dawn of time. Such a theme flows from source in every sense of the term as the etymology of our "Old fountain" village reminds us…

Les Délices de Daudet
Producer

Les Délices de Daudet

Fontvieille

Gourmet Patisserie - Ice Cream - Chocolates

Mas Saint Joseph
Olive

Mas Saint Joseph

Fontvieille

Production of olive oil and of melons

Rucher de la Cala Melosa
Educational farm

Rucher de la Cala Melosa

Fontvieille

La Cala Melosa (honeyed hive) is a farm located near the 12th century chapel of Saint Pierre d'Entremonts, where you can watch the hive and the bees at work. From honey extraction to potting, you can follow the different stages of the work of the bee keeper. Bee farmVisit: visit the hive,…

Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal
Monument

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…

Moulin du Saint Jean
Olive

Moulin du 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…

Chapelle Saint Gabriel
Monument

Chapelle Saint Gabriel

Tarascon

On the ancient site of Ernaginum, at the crossroads of the Via Agrippa and the Via Domitia, which later became a mediaeval stronghold, the 12th century Saint Gabriel Chapel and the former 13th century Château still testify to the site's prestigious past. A masterpiece of southern Romanesque…

Centre équestre des Enganes
Riding school

Centre équestre des Enganes

Fontvieille

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:…

Mas de l'Ange
Olive

Mas de l'Ange

Fontvieille

The Mas de l'Ange in Fontvieille definitely takes its name from the kindness and hospitality of its owners. In his farm, Mr Monnier produces traditional olive oils, cracked olives, black olives, olive creams, tapenades, jams and his speciality, olive jam, which is available for tasting.

Where to eat

L'AMI PROVENCAL
Food guide restaurant

L'AMI PROVENCAL

Fontvieille

L avis de Gault&Millau sur le restaurant L'Ami Provençal Elle est bien jolie, l'histoire que Fanny et Yoann Palmero commencent à écrire dans cet écrin de pure Provence. Fontvieille, c'est un village pour Mistral et Daudet réunis, et cette maison sur la placette, prolongée par une très…

Le Patio
Food guide restaurant

Le Patio

Fontvieille

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…

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

La Cuisine au Planet
Food guide restaurant

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

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…

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