Wine cooperative, French Heritage monument to Velaux

The West elevation has the terrace that covers agricultural warehouse receipt ditches
* above the Windows of the housing on the floor, between the aisseliers appears a ceramic decor colorful
* in the central part of the west facade stands a rectangular front where is mentioned the name of the cooperative
* This building has a rump cover. The gable of the winery located in the South presents a rectangular front where carved the initials of the cooperative
* This building has a roof long half-timbered. Between the 2 wineries, the Office is the only building that is covered with tile. The boutique is located south-west of the whole. The wine cooperative is built in 1924 by architect Hourst, then enlarged in 1925
* a new wing was built in 1930
* tanks are built by architect Enjouvin in 1952, and in 1968 the Office, shed and new tanks were built by the architect Chishti.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

wine cooperative

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

wine cooperative, The West elevation has the terrace that covers agricultural warehouse receipt ditches; above the Windows of the housing on the floor, between the aisseliers (...) Wine cooperative, French Heritage monument to Velaux velaux, bouches du rhone

Location and general information

  • identifier : 11563
  • item : coopérative vinicole
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Bouches-du-Rhône
    • Velaux
  • Place name : les Chaumes
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 13112
  • Zip code of the municipality : 13880
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • wine cooperative
    • opera
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : good condition

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 20th century
    • 1st quarter 20th century
  • Year : 1924
  • Investigation : 1986
  • Date taken into account : 2005/06/03

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • brick
    • concrete
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • terrace
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 3 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • hollow tile
    • flat tile
    • concrete cover
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 floor square
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'ceramic'
  • Representation :
    • the only ornament listed is 'diamond'
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Le décor de céramique est presque constant dans les caves construites par l'architecte Hourst.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 5 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • housing
    • winery
    • shop
    • office
    • agricultural warehouse
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 3 various other information are available
    • region provence-alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • between the aisseliers of the original Winery
    • Diamond ceramic décor appears. private property
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Destombes Florence
    • Pauvarel Carole
  • Mérimée reference : IA13001112

The complete official record is available at Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Direction Culture et Patrimoine - Service de l'Inventaire général du patrimoine culturelGrand Horizon, 11-13 boulevard de Dunkerque, 13002 Marseille - 04 88 10 76 66

Men involved in this construction

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