Bouches-du-Rhône (13990) Population: 3,670 Altitude: 20 m
Fontvieille is a small town 10 km northeast of Arles, at the western end of the Alpilles mountain chain. It's an active little town for its inhabitants and interesting for visitors, with a number of well-known sites nearby.
The center of town is the Carrefour de la Poste, with terrace cafés, restaurants and the normal village shops. The old village center is also quite interesting for wandering and discovering ancient doorways, pretty little houses, and frequent descriptive panels describing the locals (in multi languages).
Moulin de Daudet
Olive Oil Mills
The entire area around Fontvieille and nearby Maussane-les-Alpilles is full of olive orchards, many of them very large. Driving around here you'll pass several olive oil mills, many open for visitors and direct sales.
Department 13, Bouches-du-Rhône Buses
- See Beyond's Bouches-du-Rhone (13) Bus Schedules for downloading Bouches-du-Rhone bus-lines map and bus-line schedules [pdf for each line] (link for PDF files).