This is a well-preserved windmill that has become the village landmark. It is now a museum. It is called 'Moulin de Daudet' because of the 19th century writer, who lived there. Alphonse Daudet was a 19th century Parisian, who came to Provence and lived in Fontvieille. His most famous book is a collection of short stories called 'Letters from My Mill'. It records life in Provence, sometimes with great humor. He also wrote novels like 'Tartarin from Tarascon'. Actually, it is said that the actual windmill was not the one he really bought to live and write. There are many other mills on the surrounding hills. But this one has been restored and was later turned into a small museum to recall Alphonse Daudet.
There is a great view from the mill platform. The pine forest around has some nice hiking trails. On the other hand, the road leading downhill to the village is particularly picturesque with its old alley of pine trees.
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