A fascinating experience featuring artisan wind and water mills together on a truly unique site!
Following a famine, the inhabitants of L'Isle-aux-Coudres obtained permission to build a water mill in 1825, then a wind mill in 1836, as well as a miller's house. The mills then fell into oblivion before being put back into operation in the 1980s.
The restoration work respects the integrity of the mills, which still have their heavy stone millstones for grinding grain. The aim is to raise awareness of the living conditions at the time: no water, no wind, means no flour! It is in this spirit that the artisan miller highlights the know-how of his predecessors with the process of grinding the grain on stone millstones until it becomes flour.
The mills produce about ten tons of flour per year. The grain comes entirely from the island's agricultural land.
Discover how these two heritage gems have ensured the survival of the islanders' work. See wheat, buckwheat or rye being ground with real stone millstones in the watermill. Learn about the history of the mills and the lives of the millers and become familiar with the traditions of this special island.
The shop offers freshly milled wheat and buckwheat flour in a variety of formats and at different prices to suit your needs. There is also a range of by-products, recipes and more.