Le Moulin de Chitré

The history of the site is more than a thousand years old and this mill has welcomed illustrious characters within its walls: the Knights of Chitré, Captain du Guesclin, François 1er, the Treuille family, creators of the Manufacture de Châtellerault, Antoine de Saint Exupéry. ..
Since opening to the public in 2006, this water mill has been reborn to present to you, through a cross-sectional approach, not only the fascinating history of millstone once extracted from the Pinail Nature Reserve, but also to address environmental themes related to site: water and energies. The attic of the Moulin de Chitré has been converted into a museum space on the theme of the environment and sustainable development.

The belvedere offers you a splendid view of the edges of Vienne, with in front of you its XNUMXth century dam, its sailor gate.

Practical information


The rates

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Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit

Further information

Type of site/monument/small heritage: Mill
Museum themes: Industry, Trades, Natural Sciences
Type of additional equipment: Small rural heritage
Facilities: Coach parking
Payment Methods: Bank and postal cheques, holiday vouchers, cash
The Mill of Chitré
Mill of Chitré