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The Villar d'Arène grain mill

The Villar d'Arène grain mill, the last of its time still in working order, is a long, solid building dating from the beginning of the 18th century. It still has the systems that allowed it to operate at the time.

 

It was used to grind the grain and still has its complex mechanisms with two paddle wheels, stone grinders and agricultural tools. There is also the kitchen and the former miller's room, with the vestiges of his period attire.
Stopped since 1950 and restored with passion by its former owner, Mr. Mathonnet Maurice, the mill is decorated with an extraordinary quantity of tools and objects that bear witness to the past.
It has become a veritable eco-museum in the life of the Faranchins.

 

Overtures :

From 01/06 to 30/09, daily.
Visit by appointment.

 

 

Arsine
Arsine-Villar d'Arène
05480 Villar d'Arène

 

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Old water mill from 1838, museum of life and traditional crafts in the high altitude villages.
Visit the mill village that became a true eco-museum of the life of the Faranchins ( Villar d'Arene's habitant ) . It's a very nice building dating from the early eighteenth century. You will see an extraordinary amount of tools and objects representative of the past.
Free admission

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