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Museum of the Moulin des Bouillons

The Musée du Moulin des Bouillon is a Gallo-Roman site in the Luberon that tells the story of olive oil and soap from Marseille in the Mediterranean. Discover its superb press classified as a Historic Monument.

Interior photo of the Moulin des Bouilles Museum

The Musée du Moulin des Bouillons is a Gallo-Roman site inhabited for 2000 years.

One can still admire the remains: the water catchment system and the location in the rock of the Gallo-Roman press, as well as newer machines but still on the antique model.

This is the case of the superb 16th century Greek press, perfectly preserved and classified as a Historical Monument. Remarkable for its weight (7 tons) and the length of its lever of 10 m in a single oak barrel, the latter is built according to the indications of Caton in its treatise on agriculture (3rd century BC). Today it is one of the most exceptional presses around the Mediterranean.

This unique place presents everything related to olive oil, a Mediterranean symbol, and its various uses over time (lighting, body care, history of Marseille soap...), as well as the multi-millennial technique of its manufacture.

The mill is set in a large park where you can visit another magical place: the Museum of Glass and Stained Glass. The latter is the work of Frédérique Duran, master glassmaker, whose stained glass windows and sculptures will be discovered in the park and in the museum.

From 01/04 to 31/10/2019.
Closed on Tuesday.

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Musée du Moulin des bouillons
Musée du moulin des bouillons - pressoir
Musée du moulin des Bouillons
Musée du moulin des Bouillons
Musée des Bouillons

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Musée du Moulin des Bouillons
Route de Saint-Pantaléon
D148
84220 Gordes
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