The Windmill of 'La Falaise'

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The Tourist Office guide will show you the history, the mechanism and the secrets of the Falaise Mill. 

The mill opens its doors to visitors from 10 April to 6 November 2022.  

Ticket office on site, route de Saint-Nudec. 

Openings : 

During school holidays, every day except Monday and Saturday:
- from 10 April to 8 May: at 10am, 11am, 12, 2, 3, 4 and 5pm;
- From 8 July to 31 August: at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm;
- from 23 October to 6 November: at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Outside the school holidays, on weekends:
at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm 4pm and 5pm.
Ascension Day: from 26 to 29 May at the same times.

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.
Clasification, Labels, Chains
  • Labels and Brands :
    • Petite Cité de Caractère de Bretagne-quaint, historical village/town of Loire Atlantique
  • 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
  • Disabled Acess :
    • No accessible for people with reduced mobility


Moulin de la Falaise
Route de Saint-Nudec
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


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The Windmill of 'La Falaise'
Route de Saint-Nudec
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  • Languages Spoken :
    • English