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Barbegal Watermill

Six Miles East of Arles, 13200, Arles, France
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A five star site for lovers of Roman archaeology

For lovers of archaeology and Roman history, this is a five star attraction. Not that there is a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
lananarry
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Sydney
well worth seekign out

This is the site of what is believed to be the largest concentration of mechanical power in the pre... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Andrew R
,
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Six Miles East of Arles, 13200, Arles, France
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

For lovers of archaeology and Roman history, this is a five star attraction. Not that there is a great deal of surviving evidence; you need to know what you are looking at before you come. But, armed with that knowledge, the ingenuity of the Romans...More

3  Thank lananarry
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is the site of what is believed to be the largest concentration of mechanical power in the pre industrial revolution world. Compromising of a lengthy aqueduct feeding a series of cascading overshot waterwheels, with the water coming off of one feeding the next one...More

1  Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 11 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...More

2  Thank DaiWill
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Reviewed 15 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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Reviewed 23 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....More

Thank Frank T
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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...More

2  Thank vincent13520
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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...More

7  Thank OnVacation00Again
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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...More

3  Thank johng-mannin
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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...More

4  Thank WC-Travelers-75
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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...More

13  Thank Rita D
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