Moulin des Bouillons Museum

Located in the same park as the Musée du Verre et du Vitrail, on a Gallo-Roman site that has been inhabited for 2,000 years, the Moulin des Bouillons, a listed historic monument, is an exceptional site.

1953 Route de Saint-Pantaléon, D148, 84220, Gordes

Page updated on 30/01/2024

Moulin des Bouillons - Gordes

Moulin des Bouillons - Gordes

The Moulin des Bouillons is a remarkable historic site, illustrating over two millennia of the history of olive oil production in the Mediterranean region. This oil mill, also known as a "blood" mill because of the animal or human power used to drive its mechanisms, is the oldest of its kind still preserved with all its equipment.

The history of the site dates back to the first century, when the first wine presses were installed. Over the centuries, these installations have evolved, and the mill has seen a succession of presses. The most impressive of these, dating from the 16th century, weighs 7 tonnes and is 10 metres long, testifying to the importance of olive oil production at that time.

The Moulin des Bouillons is also notable for its vats carved directly into the rock and its pipes of Roman origin, which together tell the story of the production and trade of olive oil and, by extension, that of Marseille soap, the emblematic product of the region linked to this oil.

In addition to its industrial and agricultural history, the site also houses a collection of objects linked to the production and use of olive oil, including oil lamps and amphorae used to transport the oil. These artefacts enrich the tour of the mill, offering visitors a glimpse of daily life and commercial practices in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean.

Moulin des Bouillons - Gordes

Moulin des Bouillons - Gordes

Practical information on Moulin des Bouillons Museum

Opening times and periods

From 01/01 to 31/12.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Open from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm (5pm from 1 November to 31 March).
Last entry 1 hour before closing time.
Closed on weekends and public holidays.


Full price: 7.50 €
Reduced price: 5.50 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.



Toilets Car park


Pets welcome

Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance



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Unguided individual tours available permanently
Unguided group tours on request
Guided group tours on request