Oil mill

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Mill
Chemin de la Fontette 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
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...
Oil mill
Chemin de la Fontette 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
Spoken languages
  • French
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Village centre
Updated on 27 March 2022 at 22:39
by Office de tourisme de Saint-Paul-de-Vence
(Offer identifier : 4719450)
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