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Maison de la Meunerie    Nieul-sur-l'Autise

In this well preserved and restored watermill which was built in 1728 you can discover the life and workings of a miller. This working watermill was returned to active use by a local association in 1997 and today produces about 60 tons of flour a year for the local boulangeries, this includes flour for the old farmhouse breads, buckwheat flour for pancakes and organic flour.
You can see the large oak paddle wheel as it revolves to the flow of the mill stream and all the workings and gears that turn the mill stones, and the two rooms of the miller’s house are furnished as they would have been in the 19th century. There is also a clog maker’s work shop, a bread oven and two stone Ponnes for laundry.

For more photos of the mill see maison de la Meunerie photos

Open: 14th April to 30th April everday 14h to 18h Closed Saturdays.
May weekends and holidays 14h to 18h
June and September 10.30h to 19h closed saturdays
July & August 10.30 to 19h every day.
September. 10.30 to 12.30 & 14.00 to 18h.   Closed Saturdays

Tariff. Adults €5.   Children (7-18) €3.50.    under 7 years old free

Fête de la Meunerie. Sunday and Monday of Penticoste (first Monday in June) open from 10.00 at a cost of €6.50 for a great day of entertainment and displays including lace making, wheel wrights, basket making, bread making and a lot more.

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author: Lundoux
Maison de la Meunerie, Nieul-sur-l'Autise
Maison de la Meunerie, typical millers house
Teaching bread making at the Maison de la Meunerie
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