The Windmill of 'La Falaise'

  • The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
  • The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
  • The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
  • The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
  • The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
  • The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
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Presentation

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 10 visitors in addition to the guide until further notice. The production of flour is not carried out. 
  • Visits until 5 November:
Every day except Monday and Saturday at 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30.
Open in the morning only on 3 November. Closed on Tuesday 2 November.
 
  • Outside school holidays (May, June, September, October):
Weekends at 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30. 

Ticket office on site, route de Saint-Nudec. Wearing a mask is compulsory from 11 years old. Health pass required.


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.
Opening day(s)

From Sunday 24 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 and 15:30 to 16:00

From Tuesday 26 October to Friday 05 November 2021

Every day except Monday, Saturday

16:30 to 17:00

Clasification, Labels, Chains
  • Labels and Brands :
    • Petite Cité de Caractère de Bretagne-quaint, historical village/town of Loire Atlantique
Information
  • Visit/Heritage :
    • Windmill
    • Heritage (castles, monuments, megaliths)
  • Kind of visits :
    • Guided visit
    • Visit at your leisure
  • Nationwide Event :
    • Takes part in les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine
Equipment & Services
  • On Site Services :
    • Free parking
Accessibility
  • Disabled Acess :
    • No accessible for people with reduced mobility
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Destination
Moulin de la Falaise
Route de Saint-Nudec
44740
BATZ SUR MER
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.28115
Longitude : -2.49543
  • Geographical Location :
    • Distance from a bus stop 0.2 km
    • Distance from the railway station 1 km
    • Distance from the shops 0.6 km
    • Distance from the beaches 0.5 km
    • Distance from the coast 0.5 km
    • Distance from the town centre 1 km

Tarifs

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Adult3.00€
Enfant de moins de 12 ans
Child Free
Contact
The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
Route de Saint-Nudec
44740
BATZ SUR MER
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  • Languages Spoken :
    • English