This museum is located on a Gallo-Roman site which has held human occupancy for over 2000 years. The Bouillons mill is an olive oil mill called a "blood mill", which means it used human or animal power to drive the mill. It is a registered Historical Monument. Open 1 April to 31 OCtober, 10-12 and 2-6. Closed on Tuesdays
Several different presses have been used over the centuries. The current monumental press weighs 7 tons and is 10 meters long, and dates from the 16th century. The mill has been partly carved into the rock. The piping dates from Roman times. The mill tells the story of olive oil and Marseille soap. Collection of oil lamps, jars, amphorae ... Located in Saint Pantaléon, on the road to Gordes , on 3 hectares of grounds which are also home to the Museum of Glass and Stained Glass. Fee charged for entrance to the museum.
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Musée du Moulin des Bouillons Route de Saint-Pantaléon D148