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Bonnieux in Vaucluse Département, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 

Place du Moulin a Huile

(Place of the Olive Mill)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2012
1. Place du Moulin a Huile Marker
Inscription. Les moulins à huile (appelés «a bras ou a sang», c’est-à-dire à traction animale) étaient nombreux et situés à l’intérieur des remparts. Il est très difficile de les dater, car la technique a peu èvolue au cours des siècles. Dans plusieurs maisons, on retrouve meule et pressoir. Ceux-ci, très bien conservés dans ce moulin, sont de précieux témoins de leur fonctionement. La première pression à froid était pour l’usage de la table, la deuxième pression à chaud pour l’usage domestique, la troisième, impropre à la consommation, servait pour la savonnerie puis pour les lampes.

(Translated by Google Translate with modifications:)
Place of the Oil Mill
Oil mills (called "a arm or blood," that is to say, animal powered) were numerous and located inside the walls. It is very difficult to date them because the technique has changed little over the centuries. In many houses, there are wheels and presses. They are very well preserved in this mill, precious witnesses of their working order.

The first cold pressing was for the use of the table, the second hot pressing for domestic use, third, unsafe, used for soap and for lamps. Residues were burned to heat the water for the second pressing.
 
Erected by Mairie de Bonnieux. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location.

Place du Moulin a Huile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2012
2. Place du Moulin a Huile Marker
43° 49.353′ N, 5° 18.448′ E. Marker is in Bonnieux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in Vaucluse Département. Marker is on Rue Emile Appy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Rue Emile Appy, Bonnieux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 84480, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rue Voltaire (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancien Hotel de Ville ou Hotel de Rouvil (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonnieux (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Escaliers Emile Gardon (about 120 meters away); Belvedere (about 120 meters away); La Vieille Eglise (about 150 meters away); Rue Droite (about 210 meters away).
 
Additional keywords. olive oil
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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