Auberge des Balastres
Fontvieille - Cuisine de Provence
Where to stay
In a Provencal setting, this gite adjoins 3 other gites in a building near the owners' house. Walk around the hill to discover Alphonse Daudet's mill and the Roman aqueduct at Barbegal or continue to the village of Fontvieille. Ground floor: kitchen/living room, Wi-Fi nd TV/TNT. Upper floor: 2…
Located in a park lined with trees of 3,000 m², this hotel offers a heated outdoor pool. It is located 5 km from the city center of Arles, next to the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles, at the centre of his lands of Camargue and Provence.A free LCD and Wi-Fi TV is provided in the rooms, and the…
At the foot of the Alpilles, in the midst of a tourist region, 10 minutes from Baux-de-Provence, Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. In a former coach house offering a family welcome. Evening dances. Trampoline, swing and fun get fit material at swimming pool. Petanque pitch. Shared barbecue.…
Les Residences De Virginie 5
Nous sommes situés dans le coeur du village de Fontvieille, tout près du Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet. Nos mazets sont de plain pied et possèdent chacun une petite terrasse et une cour privée avec un salon de jardin, sur un peu plus d'un demi-hectare. Près des Baux de Provence et Saint Rémy de…
The Mas Of Emilia
At the gates of Fontvieille, just 3 minutes from the heart of the village, we will be happy to welcome you in spacious, air conditioned and very individual rooms. Fine shower room, separate toilet. Hearty home made breakfasts are served on the terrace between 8 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy the pool.…
Gite La Treille
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…
Rucher de la Cala Melosa
At the heart of the Alpilles hills, this totally organic farm offers its yurt hidden in the olive trees. A space far from any coercion, any nuisance (trail 2 kms), in a spirit resolutely turned towards the respect for nature and active ecology. Particularly suited to walkers on the road to St…
Things to do
Mas de l'Ange
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.
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…
Château de Montauban
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…
Centre équestre des Enganes
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:…
Moulin du 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…
Located at the gates of the city of Arles, the benedictine Abbey of nobleman is an exceptional example of a monument that reflects nearly eight centuries of history and architecture in Provence for a community of 50 to 80 monks consists of several buildings and form a repertoire of Romanesque,…
Where to eat
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…
Hostellerie de la Tour
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…
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…
Les Mazets des Roches
At the western point of the Alpilles, between Tarascon and Fontvieille, you will find a 13-hectare estate hidden from view, 200 m from the 12th century Saint-Gabriel Chapel: Les Mazets des Roches. 3-star hotel listed in several guide books. Satellite. Organisation of seminars, banquets, family…
'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake
Francis lived happily close beside his tree...
Picked ripe from the tree, figs are simply to die for. They can also be scattered on trays and left to dry in the sun for 3 days: "That's the best way to keep your figs all winter – we serve figs at Christmas as one of Provence's famous 13 Desserts," smiles Jacqueline Honoré.
The history of cinema in Provence dates back many years. And similarly to the region's artistic hall of fame, it was inspired by light...
As you may know, the very first moving picture was screened by the Lumière brothers ('Lumière' meaning 'light') on September 21st, 1895 in La Ciotat.
Christmas festivities, culture and tradition in the land of the 'Santon' figurine