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Moulin des Alouettes
Les Herbiers

les Moulins des Alouettes
At the time when Jules César invade Gaulle, a Roman legion named “the Lark” established itself on the hill which dominates the Herbaria and which has since been named "Mount of the Larks" (Mont des Alouettes). It is on this hill that overlooks the town of Les Herbiers (herbaria) that millers erected 7 windmills, of which today only one still functions although two others remain as a quiet reminder of times past.
A visit to this mill will give the visitor an insight into the times of the miller, and enable one to learn about the different grades of flour that are ground here using flint grindstones. One can also enjoy the vast panoramic views in all directions allowing one to understand why these windmills played a vital role as semaphore post in the Wars of the Vendée giving the Vendéen forces hidden in the wooded countryside foreknowledge of the positions of the Revolutionary troops.

Open; the side is open to visitor at all times to freely wonder around, the working mill is open for visits;
1/5 to 31/5 Saturdays and Sundays 10h-12.30h & 14h till 18h
1/6 to 30/6 & 1/9 to 18/9 everyday except Tuesdays 10h-12.30h & 14h-18h
1/7 to 31/8 everyday 10h till 19h

Tariff: Adults €3 children (5-14) €2

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