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Fontvieille

Did you know that Fontvieille is one of the most famous villages in all Provence? Have you ever heard of Alphonse Daudet and his book «Lettres de mon Moulin» (Letters frommy Windmill)? Well, he was inspired to write the book by the windmills and people of Fontvieille...

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The Alpilles train
The Alpilles train
THIS TRAIN DOESN'T EXIST ANY MORE....
Le Camping des Pins   camping
Le Camping des Pins
3* campsite in a pine forest. No special arrangements for children but a real family site nevertheless. 163 pitches in a 10 acre site. Reduced admission to activities in Fontvieille including the swim...
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Daudet’s Windmill  Fontvieille
Daudet’s Windmill
Splendid windmill that inspired the writings of Alphonse Daudet.



The Montauban Castle  Fontvieille
The Montauban Castle
Daudet stayed at this Chateau on many occasions. Nowadays it houses a permanent collection entitled "Fontvieille en histoires" (Stories of Fontvieille).



Abbots’ Tower  Fontvieille
Abbots’ Tower
Former priory belonging to Montmajour Abbey, built during the 100 Years War. Now belongs to the parish of Fontvieille.



The Old Fount  Fontvieille
The Old Fount
This is the fountain from which the village gets its name(«font» means «fountain»).



The washhouse  Fontvieille
The washhouse
Big washhouse near the fountain.



1st Sunday in March  Fontvieille
1st Sunday in March
Horse fair: horse-riding demonstrations in the arena

2nd week-end in April  Fontvieille
2nd week-end in April
Windmill festival: villagers parade in traditional dress; «Bull races» (as in «Course Camarguaise») and traditional crafts exhibitions ...

Mid-May  Fontvieille
Mid-May
Children’s book fair: street shows, opportunity to meet children’s authors

2nd Sunday in August  Fontvieille
2nd Sunday in August
Alphonse Daudet Festival: «son et lumière» at Daudet’s windmill

End of August  Fontvieille
End of August
Bull-fighting club festival: courses camarguaises, vachettes (types of bloodless bull fights eg Rosette Races)...

Week-end of November 11th  Fontvieille
Week-end of November 11th
Christmas market and crib figure exhibition, with local master ‘santonniers’ (master craftsmen specialising in making crib figures).

Every Thursday in July and August  Fontvieille
Every Thursday in July and August
Craft market: some twenty craftsmen and local farmers attend to demonstrate their skills and local produce.

www.fontvieille-provence.com

Tourist Office
All you need to know about tourism and culture in the Fontvieille area - avenue des Moulins à Fontvieille – Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 6pm. Also open Sundays and bank holidays from June 15th to September 15th, 9am – 12pm - Telephone: 04.90.54.67.49.

www.fontvieille-provence.com

Traditional market
Monday and Friday mornings on Champ de Foire square