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Address: Six Miles East of Arles, 13200, Arles, France

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Amazing hidden Roman 'industrial' site

This is a stunning piece of understated archaeology hidden in the Provencal countryside. It is located near the village of Fontvieille, heading towards Arles, and is signposted... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a stunning piece of understated archaeology hidden in the Provencal countryside. It is located near the village of Fontvieille, heading towards Arles, and is signposted "Roman Aqueduct" - although there aren't many signposts. Once on the D82 (Route de l'Acqueduc) it is easy to miss the site as the ruins aren't obvious, but you will drive through the... More 

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Arles, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

One of examples of watermill in Provence. A place for a trek in garrigue. Idee to join architecture, history, nature and landscape with a beautiful view on Arles land.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

We shared our jeep with two other people and the tour guide (Camargue tours) was fabulous. Not only did we walk along the Watermill adjacent to olive trees but the tour guide was extremely familiar with all the history of this 2000+ year old aqueduct. On the way to other hill side towns he stopped and picked wild spices and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

If you are new to Europe and visiting this area, get yourself to the Pont du Gard to see one of the world's impressive engineering accomplishments. It is the sister system to the west of Roman Gaul and the aqueduct system of which Barbegal is a part. Take your imagination with you when you travel to the village of Fontvieille... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Being an Engineer, I found this one of the most interesting sites in France. Unluckily there are no informative signs on site and you need to figure it all out on site or read it up on the internet before hand. Definitely a site to visit for any scientifically minded tourist. Some of the other reviews give more détails of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

If you're interested in Roman remains, this mill site is a must-see and, as it's off the usual tourist routes, it's likely to be quiet. As well as the mill, there are aqueduct remains both sides of the road and you can trace odd bits of the Arles aqueduct through the woods and scrub to the west of the rock... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

We had to visit this site after seeing the model in Musee de l'Arles et de la Provence Antiques. Although noted in guidebooks with detailed directions to the site, it is not a typical tourist attraction. There is no curation of the site other than sign posts to get you there - just bring your imagination. The site is just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

These are the remains of an extraordinary civic-planning, technical and building achievement that enabled the Romans to provide their major city of the Provence region — Arles — with both water and bread for the entire population! We first found out about these extraordinary remains from an excellent book by Edward Mullins, 'Roman Provence'. So we set off from St... More 

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