A campsite near Fontvieille
Situated at the foot of the Alpilles, Fontvieille is a charming village in Provence where nature, history and heritage marked by the passage of Alphonse Daudet are mixed. Located between its neighboring towns of Arles, Tarascon and Les Baux de Provence, a stay in the Alpilles is an opportunity to explore this picturesque village with its many assets that will appeal to visitors who come to Fontvieille to camp.
Discover Fontvieille during a camping stay in the Alpilles
Visiting Fontvieille allows you to go back in time thanks to its origins dating back to Antiquity as evidenced by its Aqueduct. However, its development was really revealed in the 15th century with the exploitation of the stone quarry. The stone architecture, typical of the region, can also be found in the Château de Tarascon. In addition to these charming buildings, there is also the Provencal vegetation composed of pine trees, vineyards and olive trees. Several AOCs and AOPs contribute to the development of the region, including the local wine of the Alpilles and the olive oil of the Baux-de-Provence valley.
Where to stay in Fontvieille ?
For your stay at the campsite in Fontvieille, the mobile homes and pitches of the Saint Gabriel campsite are waiting for you! Only 5 km from Fontvieille, our campsite in Tarascon with swimming pool is ideally located to visit the Alpilles massif and its superb Provencal villages such as St Rémy de Provence for example. Installed in a Provencal farmhouse, it has all the leisure facilities and services to offer holidaymakers a most pleasant stay.
What to do and what to see during your stay in Fontvieille ?
During a stay at the campsite near Fontvieille, there is no shortage of opportunities to visit this Provencal village! Whatever the desires, holidaymakers will be amazed by their outings to discover Fontvieille.
The Roman Aqueduct of Barbegal
By joining the Roman Aqueduct of Barbegal, it is a plunge in the Antiquity which awaits the visitors to only 3 km of the center of Fontvieille. The historic site includes two monuments and is accessible all year long for free!
The Church of Fontvieille
During a walk through Fontvieille, you can contemplate its church, recognizable by its two bell towers with different appearance. Built at the end of the 17th century in stone from the Fontvieille quarries, the religious building has undergone several changes during its history before becoming the version we know today.
The Castle of Montauban
The setting of many of Alphonse Daudet’s novels, the castle of Montauban hosts temporary and permanent exhibitions and also offers educational workshops organized during the summer season.
Daudet’s mill and its small museum
The many assets of Fontvieille did not fail to inspire the writer Alphonse Daudet who, moreover, wrote his famous Letters from my mill. During a visit to the village, don’t miss a stop at the Moulin de Daudet which has a museum.
Family walk through Fontvieille
Holidaymakers at the Fontvieille campsite or nearby can take advantage of their family visit to follow a 30-minute tour from the tourist office to the Château de Montauban. During this marked out walk, you can discover the natural and architectural heritage of the village. From the castle, it is also possible to discover during one hour, 4 mills on the path of the Mills of Alphonse Daudet.
The Castle of Estoublon
On the estate of the Château d’Estoublon, epicureans will have the opportunity to indulge in a moment dedicated to wine and olive oil tasting.
The Abbey of Montmajour
Close to Fontvieille, in Arles, the 12th centuryAbbey of Montmajour, a UNESCO heritage site, inspired the painter Van Gogh and will delight lovers of beautiful stones!
Several hiking trails are also available to visitors. On foot, by bike or on horseback, you can choose your circuit from among a dozen bike routes and walking paths.