The mills of Gironde open their doors to you on the occasion of the European Days of Mills and Mill Heritage on May 21 and 22, 2022. Mills have been part of the Gironde landscape since the Middle Ages. Water-powered, wind-powered, transformed into mills or fortified, they will arouse your curiosity. 29 sites are open this year, on the program: demonstration of flour and bread production, hikes, activities, guided tours... The choice is yours!

Launch of the European Days of Mills at the Moulin du Grand Puy in Lansac

The Girondine Association of Friends of the Mills, the Association of Friends of the Grand Puy mill, the Bourg Cubzaguais Tourist Office, the French Federation of Hiking 33 and Gironde Tourisme inaugurate the Days of the Mills in Lansac, at Grand Puy mill.

Magnificent windmill in operation, the Lansac mill will be open to the public all weekend and many activities will be organized: hikes on Sunday May 22 in the morning, “Make your bread” workshop, free visits every 30 minutes from 14 p.m. at 18 o'clock. In the house of the millstone you will find a demonstration of flour production and an exhibition on the Girondin mills.

In Blaye Bourg Lands of Estuary

Flour mill built in 1908 by Gaston and Arthur HUCHET. Stopped in 1982. Alignment of five Rose Frères aircraft. Wheat brush, bran brush and Planshister. All equipment and equipment are kept in perfect condition.
Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. – Free guided tours at 10 a.m., 30 a.m., 11 p.m. and 30 p.m. (by appointment the rest of the year). Information: 15 16 30 06 07 or

In the medoc

A must see, not far from Lesparre, the Blaignan windmill is a Berton wing mill. Carefully restored in 1981, it still has its inner mechanism.
Call before the visit on 05 56 09 00 77 or 06 80 03 65 70 (May 22 and 23, 2021)

Authentic XNUMXth century windmill. The mill works and welcomes you. At each visit, he grinds the grain and sifts the flour. 
Sunday May 22 from 14:30 p.m. to 18:30 p.m. Adult 3€50 Children (5 to 13 years old) 2€50.

In the Bordeaux metropolis

In the municipal domain of Beauval, the wind turbine dating from 1888, 23 m high, restored between 1995 and 1997, is in working order. It is a wonder !
walk in the park
Free visit only on Saturday May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 15 p.m. to 17 p.m. Comments on the history of the estate and on the operation of the wind turbine will be offered to visitors. 

Here you will discover a water mill with 3 pairs of millstones with spinning wheels. It is a fascinating place where the owner regulates the course of the Jalle and contributes to maintaining a welcoming valley for local residents, fauna and flora.
Mill visible only from the road, avenue Montaigne in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles


XNUMXth century mill with an amazing family history. Between innovations and tragic episodes, come and discover the history of this mill with guided themed tours. 
Visits on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May at 14 p.m., 15 p.m. and 30 p.m. Free on reservation. 
Registration: Kiosk culture and tourism of the City – 05 57 93 65 40 –

Paddle mill in operation on the Eau Bourde. During the European Days of Mills, the Parc de Montgaillard welcomes the “Sport and Nature” party organized by the town of Gradignan (kayak, acrobranch, pocket fishing, pony rides, archery, etc.).
Access by the chemin des Moulins or the Priory of Cayac, by the park of Montgaillard.
Open only on Sunday May 22, open and free visits from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.

In Between Two Seas

This fortified mill is remarkable, it is literally placed on an island in the middle of the Dropt. Built in the 1926th century, it has been listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments since XNUMX.
Open Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 13:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Visits by appointment on 06 30 68 19 20

Bagas mill in Bagas © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourism)

On the Gamage, discover a 1926th century fortified mill with battlements. Listed as a historic monument in XNUMX, it has a functioning bucket wheel, millstone mechanism, valves, dyke and weir.
Direction Castillon-la-Bataille – Guided tours on Sunday May 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. Price: 3 euros for the association – Information: 05 57 58 05 85 or 06 80 33 29 88

XNUMXth century fortified mill – property of the General Council
To be seen from the road only

Fortified mill, remarkable for its architecture, listed as a historical monument in 1926.
To be seen from the road only

This fortified mill on the Bassanne dating from the 1990th century is remarkable. The adjoining bridge, mill, cross and former monastery have been listed as historic monuments since XNUMX).
Exceptionally open to visitors for the European Mill Days. Sunday May 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 15 p.m. to 18 p.m.

3th century water mill completely renovated by the municipality. Guided tour of the reach, the 70mXNUMX bucket wheel, the millstones and the bolter. Demonstration of cereal milling and sale of flour not to be missed!
Visit possible all year round, mill in action for groups and static for individuals – only by appointment. Rate : 2 euros 50 (free for children)  
Saturday de 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. Information : 05 56 71 47 55 or 06 43 88 45 34

Moulin de Pinquet à Saint-Félix-de-Foncaude © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourisme)
Moulin de Pinquet in Saint-Félix-de-Foncaude© David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourism)
Moulin de Pinquet in Saint-Félix-de-Foncaude© David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourism)

Former water mill from the beginning of the 1856th century, with three millstones, on an arm of the Ciron, obstructed in 150 during the construction of the railway. Abandoned for 5 years, it has been in the rehabilitation phase for XNUMX years thanks to volunteers from the Moulin Neuf and Heritage Association.
Sunday from 10 p.m. to 19 p.m. 
Guided and free visit: the history of the mill and the chronology of the works
information:  ou

A few steps from the Gironde, in the Lot et Garonne, (on the Dropt), discover this mill. Ferris wheel with paddles in operation, eel, developed banks, garden on the island and mixes some refreshments await you.
Please note: mill and garden are open every afternoon from 1er May to September 30 from Wednesday to Sunday.
Guided tour with commentary at 15 p.m. and 16:30 p.m. on the history of the mill (1280), hydraulic energy, history of navigation on the Dropt (locks, goods)… Price: €3  
Information: 06 74 16 46 82 ou 

MILL OF CUSSOL - VERDELAS                                          
Between the domain of Malagar dear to F. Mauriac and the ordeal of Verdelais, the windmill (1730) completely restored in 2002, offers demonstrations of cereal milling, orientation and covering of the wings. Viewpoint over the Garonne and Sauternes valley 
To note: July 16 and 17, 2022 Traditional harvest festival – Activities with old equipment – ​​Catering
Guided tour Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.. Rate : 2€ and free for children
Information : 05 56 62 02 06 or 06 81 02 83 86 -

Moulin de Cussol à Saint-Maixant © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourisme)
Moulin de Cussol in Saint-Maixant© David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourism)


Historic Templar site being restored with a chapel and a XNUMXth century troglodyte watermill. 
Open on Sunday May 22 – Guided tours from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Templar circuit: Saint Roch church, Commandery of Montarouch. Price: 3€ per person (5€ for 2). 
53 route du temple 33670 Blésignac – 06 03 11 73 43 –

In the Libournais

watermill of sixteenth century on the Durèze, fully restored. Equipped with a pair of millstones operated by a wheel, it manufactures flour with sifting (old varieties of wheat). The mill will turn for grinding and sieving and if the weather is fine, tables and benches will be available for your picnic.
Free guided tour from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m. (it is possible to visit by appointment all year round)).
Information : 05 57 47 49 36 and  

Moulin de Pivert in Coubeyrac © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourism)

The Moulin des Grandes Vignes opens its wings over the Périssac vineyard. A few steps from the mill, the vine and wine museum presents the tools of our ancestors, fully restored. Wine tasting. Bread baked in a wood oven. Fast food on site. Exhibition of 3 windmill models. 
Free visits on Saturday May 21 from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. and Sunday May 22 from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. (open all year by appointment) – Information: 06 33 22 25 28

XNUMXth century water mill on the Soulège. On the program: visits, tasting of the property's wines, baking and selling bread in the old wood-fired oven. 
Free guided tours Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. (open to visitors every day by appointment from April to September). Information: Mr and Mrs BARRIERE on 06 14 82 14 74

Le Moulin de Moustelat à Pessac-sur-Dordogne © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourisme)
The Moulin de Moustelat in Pessac-sur-Dordogne© David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourism)
Le Moulin de Moustelat à Pessac-sur-Dordogne © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourisme)
The Moulin de Moustelat in Pessac-sur-Dordogne© David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourism)

Windmill built around 1780 on a wine estate. Milling museum, miller's house, refuge for pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela 
Visit of the mill free and free all day.

Freestone mill on the Isle, built in 1850 on the Isle. It keeps all the machines from 1937 in working order to transform wheat into flour. Over the three levels that can be visited, you will discover the secrets of this exceptional mechanism, listed as a Historic Monument in 2007.
Guided tours from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. at a reduced rate for all (€5, free for children under 5). Demonstration of bread making (free), sale of special breads, exhibitor stands and events. Waterbike rental for a bike ride on the river (from 3,5€ to 14€ depending on the duration) and barbecue boat for a duration of 2h30 (you make your barbecue with a packed lunch made by the guinguette). 
All year round enjoy the baker's workshop, the mill shop, the restaurant-guinguette in season and concerts on weekends. Information: 07 72 15 14 97

Built in the 4th century, 2 mills with canvas wings, 6 of which have been restored. Picnic area, botanical trail and hiking trail. Visit of the underground cellar, tasting and sale of Château Calon. Note: on August 2022, XNUMX in the evening, concert at the mill as part of the Estivales de Montagne. 
Visits Saturday May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Mr. Boidron: 06 11 91 07 60–

At the foot of the castle, backing onto the dam and the lock, this factory was one of the first to be built in the Bordeaux region. Completed around 1780, it is listed as a Historic Monument. It produced flour, oil and then became a cardboard factory in 1927. Still in business. 
Free guided tour on Sunday May 22 from 14:30 p.m. to 18 p.m.

Good weekend to all !

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