Fontvieille sits in the Alpilles Natural Regional Park between Arles and Les Baux-de-Provence in the department of Bouches-du-Rhone. It is a pleasant town with a historic centre and calming countryside view.
The streets of this little town are very accessible. You can wander and explore on foot. You will find yourself fascinated by the skills of the Roman that were beyond their time and quaint little cafes unlike anywhere else.
Fontvieille inspired writer Alphonse Daudet to write his best work, “Letters from my mill”. Holding such literature and historical wealth, it is a must visit to Fontvieille to recharge your batteries.
Tourist attractions at Fontvieille
Saint Pierre Es Liens
This bronze statue is dedicated to the French Revolution. It is evidence of the struggles for influence between the Republic and the Church.
Castle of Tarascon
Fontvieille, since Roman times, had a large population of carriers, workers and limestone miners. The caste is built with stone sourced locally.
Fontvielle, literally meaning “Old Fountain”, still accommodates the fountain from the Middles Ages. 2km from the centre of the village, it is of considerable size.
Tour de l’Abbe.’
A few steps from the Old Fountain, this colossal defensive structure was built by Pierre de Canillac.
Aqueduct of Barbegal
The south of the townhomes the ruins of the Roman aqueduct, the aqueduct of Barbegal. The double aqueduct was capable of supplying water on one part and feed a watermill from the other. The water rushing down the slopes powered the blade mills located on the hill.
Party, food and fun
Savour the Provencal delicacies and yummy wine at the tasting events and the restaurants. Consume or pack up the outstanding local produce for home. Fontvieille boasts of the most delicious olive oil from this extensive olive tree plantations and honey. The olive tree plantations span over 20 hectares and a worth a trip.
Book a trip to Fontvieille if you fancy staying in the lap of nature. The beautiful scenery and colours of the town have made it a highly popular destination. The outdoor French markets bustle with life. Exceptional wines is being prepared in this region for over 2000 years. It will take you just one gulp to recognize the superb quality of the produce here.
By the end of the trip, you shall admire the photos you take with the beautiful landscapes in the background. The calm and laid back surroundings will stimulate you to live in the moment and relax under the blue skies. Ensure that you have a look at the event schedule of Fontvieille so that you know what events you like better and plan your holiday suitably.