Four generations of millers...

The 14th century Partegal oil mill welcomes you to its unique website. Discover the traditional mill, still in use today, a millstone which is turned by wooden gears in a sedimentation tank, and ancient tools ‘casse, feuille’ which are still used today.

Come and admire the 14th Century bread box which was discovered during an excavation in June 1998, as well as 5 chapels (with cut stone vaults) with worm drives made from the wood of the olive press, where the temperature is a constant 23 degrees.

Until the frost of 1956 the mill still operated via the water wheel (8.50m in diameter) which was fed by a 200m Roman aqueduct.

The mill is located next to the oldest olive grove in the Provence area with 700 olive trees, all hundreds of years old, and a new plantation of 450 8 year old olive trees.


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