Guided tours of the Moulin de la Falaise

From Saturday 12 June to Sunday 31 October 2021

Saturday, Sunday

10:30 to 11:00, 11:30 to 12:00, 14:30 to 15:00, 15:30 to 16:00 and 16:30 to 17:00

From Saturday 04 to Sunday 26 September 2021

Saturday, Sunday

17:30 to 18:00

From Tuesday 26 October to Friday 05 November 2021

Every day except Monday, Saturday

10:30 to 11:00, 11:30 to 12:00, 14:30 to 15:00, 15:30 to 16:00 and 16:30 to 17:00

  • Moulin de la Falaise

Presentation

Reopening on 12 June.

The Tourist Office advisers and professional guides will show you the history, the mechanism and the secrets of the Falaise mill. Due to the health crisis, the capacity of the mill is limited to 5 visitors in addition to the guide until further notice. The production of flour is not carried out. 
 
During school holidays :

From 6 July to 29 August: every day except Monday and Saturday at 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30.
From 26 October to 5 November: every day except Monday and Saturday at 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30.

Outside school holidays (May, June, September, October) :

Weekends at 10.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm (and 5.30pm on weekends in September).

Reservations can be made at the Tourist Office or on +33(0)2 40 23 92 36. Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 11. 


Dating from the 16th century, the Moulin de la Falaise is an old "petit-pied" mill on the Guérande hillside, known as the Sainte-Espérance mill. It was dismantled by a mill lover and rebuilt identically in 1925 at its current location on the Falaise Dune. It was then abandoned for several years and even lost its roof and frame in a fire in 1978. Today, the Mill is surrounded by a natural area to be rediscovered where hundreds of rare species of wild orchids and a wide variety of fauna nest.

In 1990, it underwent a complete renovation which was completed in 1992, strictly respecting the original architecture. The wings were acquired by the city in 2012 and the canvas in 2015. Built in granite cut stone, its roof is made of chestnut wood tiles. Its amazing old-fashioned mechanism is still used today by a miller to transform organic buckwheat grain into organic buckwheat flour.

Its flour
Buckwheat is the only cereal that does not belong to the grass family (barley, wheat, oats, etc.). It belongs to the polygonaceae family and grows on poor, cold, siliceous soils. Gluten-free, it is nowadays highly sought after. It is an annual plant, 80 to 120 centimetres high, with a reddish stem, tapering heart-shaped leaves and numerous white or pink flowers.
Information
  • Type of Event :
    • Visite guidée
  • Theme of the Event/Visit/Activity :
    • History / heritage
  • Type of Visit :
    • Walking tour with a guide
  • Nationwide Event :
    • The Tourist office's visits and events
  • Public in question :
    • Adults
    • Children
    • Entertainment for kids
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Destination
Route de Saint-Nudec
44740
BATZ SUR MER
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.28069
Longitude : -2.48940

Tarifs

FaresMinMax
From 12 years old
Participation3.00€
Under 12 years old
ParticipationFree
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25 rue de la Plage
44740
BATZ SUR MER
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Location
Visites guidées du moulin de la Falaise
Route de Saint-Nudec
44740
BATZ SUR MER