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Address: Avenue des moulins Fontvieille, Fontvieille, Arles, France
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Worth a detour

OK, this is not the windmill Daudet spent most time in, and he never lived in it - his book is largely fictional - but he did spend time in this area and loved it. Park for free... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This stone windmill is only of interest to people who enjoy the writer Daudet's work, we feel. Nothing special and it sits alone in the countryside. Not worth a detour.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a pleasant walk up the hill from the car park, through the typical scrub vegetation. Nice view from the top, including the windmill and other windmills visible amongst the trees. But not worth it for the windmill alone.

Thank DaiWill
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

OK, this is not the windmill Daudet spent most time in, and he never lived in it - his book is largely fictional - but he did spend time in this area and loved it. Park for free in the village and walk up for ten minutes to the mill - admission to the first floor is just two euros.

Thank tonyshaw14
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I had read the works of Alphonse Daudet, especially "Lettres de mon Moulin" and was really looking forward to visiting the eponymous windmill. But somehow I was disappointed. I am not sure what I expected but the surroundings were less than enthralling and the charge to enter the small premises was more than I was prepared to shell out. All... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

As windmills go, it is not especially big or attractive, so it is only important for its history and Daudet connectiontion. You can go inside for a small fee and see the internal mechanism. It is located in a grat location with beautiful views.

2 Thank melendz
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

A small windmill that has been renovated on the hillside a short stroll and an even shorter car journey from the town centre. Obviously a popular site for schoolchildren to visit as there were several coachloads of them here. Large car park although no-one taking an entrance fee when we visited so we were just able to park and wander... More 

1 Thank Sally F
Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

It took us about 40 minutes back and forth to the museum. Walking in the forest, many peole with their dogs.... loved it!!

Thank michal t
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Driving a little out of town to see what there was we found parking near a small playground for our child. We hiked up a little bit longer (not far but steep and bumpy) we came upon this isolated little Moulin. Not the actual Moulin from Daudet's writing but the one in the best condition in these parts. A good... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Alphonse Daudet never even stayed at a mill in Fontvieille, choosing to write his "Lettres de mon Moulin" from the comfort of a flat in Paris. It is ridiculous, therefore, to pride this mill as a tourist attraction. It was probably even built after Daudet died. Furthermore, it is not accessible to wheelchairs, as it sits atop a cliff. Because... More 

Thank Hugh M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Not much to see here folks, it's a big wind mill. I guess the Daudet stuff is lost on me. So if you don't know who Daudet is, dont go there thinking you will learn all about him. It's a great place to go with a blanket and picnic though. There are charming bakeries/deli's in town, stop there! Get a... More 

Thank Nicki M

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