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Oil mill

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Mill in Saint-Paul

  • Olive oil was one of the keys to Saint-Paul de Vence's prosperity for many years. In the 19th century, the village had seven watermills for extracting olive oil…

  • In Saint-Paul de Vence, olive oil was used in all sorts of ways in daily life until the beginning of the 20th century - in lamps and to preserve perishables, for example, before the arrival of electricity. Sold to soap factories in Marseille, olive oil also constituted one of the pillars of Saint-Paul de Vence's economy.
    An inventory of the village drawn up in 1730 states that Saint-Paul de Vence boasted five bread ovens, five oil mills and two flour mills. An aqueduct conveyed water to...
    In Saint-Paul de Vence, olive oil was used in all sorts of ways in daily life until the beginning of the 20th century - in lamps and to preserve perishables, for example, before the arrival of electricity. Sold to soap factories in Marseille, olive oil also constituted one of the pillars of Saint-Paul de Vence's economy.
    An inventory of the village drawn up in 1730 states that Saint-Paul de Vence boasted five bread ovens, five oil mills and two flour mills. An aqueduct conveyed water to drive the mill wheels.
  • Environment

    • Close to a public transportation
    • Village centre
  • Spoken languages

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