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Moulin à Elise
The Moulin a Elise at Poire-sur-Vie
was constructed in 1867 for the purposes of milling corn, and is now
the last of the six mills in the area to remain in working order.
It has seen many changes including being converted to being steam
driven. It stopped working just before the Second World War however, it
came back into use during the period of 1940 to 1945.
Following that it fell into disrepair but was bought by the commune in 1991 and restored.
A crêperie and bread oven were added to compliment the site, which is
now open to the public for guided tours. You can climb the stairs to see
the wheat being poured into the hopper on its way to the grind stone
and flour can be bought from the onsite shop.
Open; Sundays from April to October, 15h to 18h
Tarif. Visit with the miller Free. Groups 1€ per person.
12th July Fireworks on the Lake.
2nd Sunday in June, Journee des Moulins,
Last weekend in July & August. "Balade en Caleche" Discover the landscapes of the Vie Valley.
14th August Fete de la Mogette.
Last Sunday in August, "Les Arts d'Elise" Pic Nics, Games and street spectacular.
1st Sunday in September "Fete du Moulin d'Elise"
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