Barbegal Watermills

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  • Address: Fontvieille, Arles, France
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Nature

“The greatest known concentration of mechanical power in ancient world” – this is what the watermill complex of Barbegal has been referred to as. Located in the small commune of Fontvieille near Arles, the Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal is another wonder the Romans left for Arles.

Every inch of the stones and bricks that make up this place are etched with beauty and marvel. The splendid structure was made to serve two purposes. The first was to supply drinking water from the striking mountain ranges of Alpilles to the city of Arles. The second was to power the great flour mills of Barbegal. It is believed that the ancient mills were operational from the start of 1st century until the end of the 3rd century. The site is full of lovely olive trees bearing its fruits and makes an excellent picnic spot.

Presently, ruins of the mills makes Roman history come alive in lush green spaces. A lovely place to walk through, one must definitely follow the structure from the road to the edge of the hill. Tucked in a quite realm, the site provides a rather gorgeous view of the neighbouring farmlands.

  • Le Patio
  • Restaurant Lou Claveu
  • L’oustau Gourmand

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  • Barbegal Watermills Address: Fontvieille, Arles, France
  • Barbegal Watermills Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Barbegal Watermills(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Barbegal Watermills: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 11.46% of people who visit Arles include Barbegal Watermills in their plan

  • 44.44% of people start their Barbegal Watermills visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Barbegal Watermills

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Barbegal Watermills

People normally club together Eglise Saint Vincent and Cargo De Nuit while planning their visit to Barbegal Watermills.

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