MILL OF THE ARZELIER

  • Moulin de l'Arzelier

Presentation

About 7 meters high when it was built in 1857, the Arzelier mill was raised by one floor to allow the installation of a second pair of millstones and a sieve.
A new window was also opened in order to light up a too dark floor. The two opposite doors, each overhung by an enormous slate lintel, allow you to always enter the mill even if the rotation of the wings prevents passage through one of them.

We see on the wall metal rings used to tie donkeys or mules and brake controls. The rear door frame has holes in the stone on both sides that allow a lanyard to be passed through.

This large windmill has been in operation for over a century, it is the last in the country of Retz to stop, in 1957.
 
To discover the Mill:

Visits are possible during heritage days :

French Days of small heritage and mills and European heritage days.
Information
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • 19th century
  • THEMES OF MUSEUM OR INTERPRETATION CENTRE :
    • Rural world agriculture
    • Trades
  • DETAILS FOR CIVIL ARCHITECTURE :
    • Mill
  • VISITS :
    • Only during the Heritage day (one sunday in September)
    • Only on booking
  • PETS :
    • Pets allowed
    • Pets only on leash
  • ACESSIBILITY :
    • No access for mobility impaired persons
  • Geographical zone :
    • Villeneuve-en-retz
Contact details
MILL OF THE ARZELIER
Moulin de l'Arzelier
Saint-Cyr-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
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