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The Departement of Bouches du Rhone - Pop.: 3.686 h.

7 km north east of Arles and 8 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 Nîmes, 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 - Mautauban castle

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 "Château 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 chèvre de M. Seguin!

What to see:

Moulin Daudet.
Alphonse Daudet museum and exhibition.
Château de Montauban.
Fontvieille church.

Leisure activities:

Hiking. Tennis. Pétanque.
Cultural events.
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Bed and breakfast

Fontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km - Arles : 10 km
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 €

Holiday rentals

Fontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km
Domaine La Plantade
Domaine La Plantade
Charming rental**** 900 sqf large, sleeps 5 pers.
Very quiet place, in a large 200 years renovated old provencal mansion,
on 136 acres of hay fields ans olive trees.
 Wifi or Internet accessParking or garageTennis courtGolf  nearby  
Locate on the map of Fontvieille 950 € - 1250 €
Fontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km
Le Mas Saint Victor
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 630 € - 770 €
Fontvieille (Alpilles) - Saint Rémy de Provence : 10 km
Le Mas des Oliviers
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 € - 1750 €

Camping sites


Gites - Holiday rentals.
Bed and breakfast.

Neighbouring cities and villages:

Maussane les Alpilles (7km), Les Baux de Provence (7km), Saint-Rémy de Provence (15km)

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