Fontvieille

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Alpilles Nature Park - Pop.: 3,722 inh.

puce 10 km north east of Arles and 9 km south of the Baux de Provence via the D17

Fontvieille, Daudet's windmill



Fontvieille is situated in the heart of the "Provence des Alpilles", not far from the historic arena at Arles, the citadel of the Baux de Provence, the museums of Saint-Rémy and the Avignon Festival which is less than 30km away !




Fontiveille, church


After having left Arles, you will follow a pretty road (the D17 in the direction of Les Baux and Maussane) which crosses the superb countryside of the Alpilles with its vast fields of olive trees, shrubs and lush green fields, with the majestic Montmajour abbey in the distance.



Fontvieille, town hall

Arriving in Fontvieille, you will discover a picturesque village with its ancient houses built from stone extracted from the famous quarries founded in the 15th century. The arenas at Arles and Nimes, the 14th century chateau at Tarascon and most recently the Palais Longchamps and the Bourse at Marseille have all been built from the same stone.


Fontvieille, v

Fontvieille is the village where Alphonse Daudet wrote his famous "Lettres de Mon Moulin". To visit the "Moulin de Daudet" and its small museum, climb the small hill until you reach the summit where the wind-mill overlooks the valley. From the hill (easy to climb), you will have a superb view of the Alpilles and the "Chateau de Montauban" where Daudet lived from time-to-time.


Fontvieille, church

It was here, surrounded by this "scenery of stone" (or "caillasse" as they say here), on this hill-top covered in olives, pine-trees and oaks that Daudet found the inspiration for his stories.

He dreamt up his characters while listening to the stories from the shepherds and inhabitants of the Montauban chateau.


A variety of walking-tracks ranging from 2 to 9 km are available so visitors can appreciate the beauty of the natural environment, and it is even possible to walk in the foot-steps of la chevre de M. Seguin!




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puce What to see:

Moulin Daudet (windmill).
Alphonse Daudet museum and exhibition.
Chateau de Montauban.
Fontvieille church.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking.
Tennis. Petanque.
Cultural events.

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Hotels

Le madaleno
Hotel, full of charm and homely atmosphere, in the heart of Alpilles
20 Air-conditionnedrooms with bath or shower, toilet, phone, TV, Wifi
Specialities of Provence under the cicada's songs - Swimming pool
Swimming poolRestaurant or mealsAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessParking or garage
Locate on the map of Fontvieille
56 € - 100 €

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Bed and breakfast

puceFontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km - Arles : 10 km
LE MAS D'EMILIE
3 bed and breakfast and a suite, air-conditioned, authentic, spacious and very comfortable. Swimming pool 11X5, large garden with olive trees and almond trees. Shaded parking, free wifi, copious breakfast home made
Swimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearby
Locate on the map of Fontvieille
95 € - 130 €

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Holiday rentals

puceFontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km
LE DOMAINE DE LAFOREST
4 holiday rentals confortable for 4 pers on a 130 ha property
Air conditioning, wifi & private terrace
Swimming pool - Barbecue - Children games - Quiet
Swimming poolAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessParking or garagePets accepted under conditionsGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Fontvieille
350 € - 1010 €

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puceFontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km
Le Mas Saint Victor
2 comfortable holiday flats 56m² & 38 m² for 1 to 4 persons
Swimming pool - Terraces - Air conditioning
Swimming poolAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garagePets accepted under conditionsGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Fontvieille
665 € - 805 €

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puceFontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km
Le Mas des Oliviers
Two holiday houses of 145 m², each for 8 persons
4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, fully equiped kitchen
Swimming pool - Air conditionned - Garden - WiFi
Swimming poolAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Fontvieille
600 € - 1600 €

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.
Holiday rentals.
Bed and breakfast.
Campsite.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Maussane les Alpilles (8 km), Les Baux de Provence (9 km) and Saint-Remy de Provence (17 km).

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