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

It's possible to visit The windmill of " La Falaise" :
 
  • During school holidays :
From 13 April to 7 May : guided tours every day, except Monday and Saturday, in the afternoon at 2.30, 3.30, 4.30 and 5.30 pm. Sundays during this period: open in the morning from 10am to 12pm for the purchase of flour and in the afternoon at 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm for guided tours. 
From 6th July to 29th August : every day, except Monday and Saturday, in the morning from 10am to 12pm for the purchase of flour, and in the afternoon at 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm for guided tours.
From 19 to 31 October : guided tours at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm every day except Monday and Saturday.
  • Outside the school holiday period
Weekends in the morning from 10am to 12pm for the purchase of flour, in the afternoon at 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm for guided tours. 
Weekends in September: mornings from 10am to 12pm for the purchase of flour, afternoons at 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm for guided tours.
Closed on 1st of may and 1st of november.
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 a former "small-foot" mill on the Guérande hillside, named Moulin Sainte-Espérance. It was dismantled by a mill lover and rebuilt identically in 1925 on its present site on the Dune de la Falaise. It was then abandoned for several years and even lost its roof and framework in a fire in 1978. Today renovated, the Mill is surrounded by a natural area to be rediscovered where hundreds of rare species of wild orchids and a very varied fauna nest.

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

Its flour
Buckwheat, or buckwheat, is the only cereal that does not belong to the grass family (barley, wheat, oats...). It belongs to the polygonaceae family and grows on poor and cold siliceous soils. Gluten-free, it is now very much in demand. It is an annual plant, 80 to 120 centimetres high, with a reddish stem, tapering heart-shaped leaves and numerous white or pink flowers.

Organic buckwheat flour produced by the miller at the Moulin de la Falaise is on sale on site at a price of €2.50 per 500g and €5 per 1kg. 
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