Windmill and Watermill at Jonzac

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In Jonzac, the heritage of yesteryear has been restored, a stone's throw from les Antilles de Jonzac and the Casino, the City of Jonzac has restored two 18th century mills: the Cluzelet Windmill and the Bret Watermill. You will discover the traditional production of flour and walnut oil.

The Cluzelet Windmill

The Cluzelet windmill is close to the watermill because in periods of drought the miller had to work with the watermill to ensure the continuity of flour production.
The Cluzelet windmill dominates the hillside offering a remarkable panoramic view of the city of Jonzac and the valley. You will know everything about the control of the winds and the mechanisms of the mill and thus understand the processes of making traditional flour.
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Schedule July 2019

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2019 rates:

5€10 / adult; 1€50/child under 15 years old.

Last visit departure starts 30 minutes before closing time.





Chez Bret's watermill

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The water mill produces one of the best 1st cold pressed walnut oils in the region. A 30-minute scenography reminds the visitor that Jonzac is a city born from the river (testimonies of archaeologists, geologists, actors of local life, millers...).
In the room where we can find the paddle wheel, mechanisms and gears, the miller explains the driving force of the water, how the wheel is working, the production of walnut oil and its properties and eel fishing and the life of the river.

In addition to the scenography, an exhibition of various objects testifies to the presence of a Gallo-Roman villa between the Bret’s windmill of Bret and Les Antilles de Jonzac. Tools, construction elements, work utensils, jewellery recall the richness and sophistication of this civilization that had already taken up residence on the banks of the Seugne about 2000 years ago.

Everyone can bring their nuts (without the shell!) to crushed it and obtain your own oil!

Visites du Moulin à eau Juillet 2019 à JonzacSchedule for July 2019 :

Reception, Shop and Archaeology room open continuously from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.



Rates 2019 :

6€10 / Adult; 2€30 / Child under 15 years old.


PASS VISITS for both mills, adult, child or family
Useful and economical for sale at the mill or at the Tourist Office reception desk.
Adult: 9,40€; Child: 2,35€: Family (2adults + 2children): 21,50€

Group: visits by appointment from February to November, contact the Tourist Office 05 46 48 48 49 29.

 

For those who love traditional objects and know-how in Haute Saintonge (and elsewhere), the Clion sur Seugne craft and rural museum is a real conservatory of crafts and old-time everyday life.

 

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