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Visite commentée du Moulin à grains de Villar d'Arène

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

 

est situé sur la route d'Arsine, en bordure du torrent. Il servait à moudre le grain et possède encore des roues à aube, des meules en pierre, une vieille cuisine de meunier et des outils agricoles. Arrêté depuis 1950 et restauré avec passion par son ancien propriétaire M. Mathonnet Maurice, le moulin est agrémenté d'une quantité extraordinaire d'outils et d'objets témoins du passé. Il est devenu un véritable écomusée de la vie des Faranchins : une belle visite à effectuer en complément de celle du four.
Entrée libre

 

Overtures :

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

On demand.

 

 

 

Adapted tourism :

Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

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

 

Phone : 06 07 99 07 68

The Villar d'Arène grain mill

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Villar d'Arène

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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.

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Guided tours over the fountains of Villar d'Arène

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Villar d'Arène

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Guided tours over the fountains of Villar d'Arène

Come and discover the history of the village, its fountains and its peculiarities

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From fountain to fountain

Au Fil des Fontaines - Villar d'Arène - La Grave - © @Frederic D

Villar d'Arène

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From fountain to fountain

The municipality of Villar d'Arène is built on a land crossed by several streams. The first inhabitants created catchments and pipelines Seven fountains supply the village with water.

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The land of the Meije (Circuit n°16)

La Meije domine La Grave - © Bertrand Boone

La Grave

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The land of the Meije (Circuit n°16)

The village of La Grave, a temple for mountaineers and ofpiste skiers, is known the world over. However, due to its particularly tortuous access, this village was only linked to the rest of the world by road during the second half of the 20th century.

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Association - Animation et la rénovation du four de Villar d'Arène

'Lo Po Bulli'
Villar d'Arene has preserved a very old tradition of 'Pain Boulli' (Boiled Bred) made of rye flour and water.

Currently, people share this moment of respect for tradition and conviviality during its manufacture, the third weekend of November (even TV journalist came to make a documentary-film about this tradition).Guided tours are organized by the Association of the Villar d'Arène's old Community Oven,to transmit a testimony to this life of the past. A film 'Alpine Village' made in 1958 is also presented durind the visit.(Marcel Maget, an anthropologist wrote a thesis about the 'Po Boulli').

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