Museum of the Bouillons Mill


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This museum is located on a Gallo-Roman site which has been inhabited for 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, and is the oldest preserved mill with all of its work elements.
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Several different presses have been used over the centuries. The most recent monumental press weighs 7 tons and is 10 metres long, and dates from the 16th century.

The mill, partly dug into the rock and featuring piping from Roman times, tells the story of olive oil and Marseille soap.

A variety of work tools have been preserved, as well as oil lamps and amphorae etc.
Located in Saint Pantaléon on the road to Gordes, amidst 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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  • Car park
  • Toilets


  • Pets welcome
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Dates and times

From 01/01 to 31/12.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Open from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm (5pm from 1 November to 31 March).
Last entry 1 hour before closing time.
Closed on weekends and public holidays.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


Full price: 7.50 €
Reduced price: 5.50 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Methods of payment

  • Check
  • Cash


Museum of the Bouillons Mill
1953 Route de Saint-Pantaléon
84220 Gordes


Longitude : 5.192848
Latitude : 43.882469

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