Moulin Fortifié de Cougnaguet

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Moulin Fortifié de Cougnaguet

Moulin Fortifié de Cougnaguet
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larry87120
Sedona, AZ111 contributions
Authentic Historical Site
Oct 2018 • Couples
After visiting Rocamadour we decided to try and find this old historical mill. It was a great fall day and we very forutante to find it open and the hosts were very excited to show off the mill. Two families arrive about the same time and we were all given a fantastic tour of a fully functioning mill. The host made flour and demonstrated the workings of the mill and showed us the living quarters of the millwright too. I highly recommend this stop. There cannot be many of these left in the entire world so definitely add this to your list when in this part of France.
Written November 19, 2018
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Radu A
Bucharest, Romania5 contributions
The mill guide is a wonderfull person
Jul 2018 • Couples
The setting, the building, the history and the technology are interesting. But really fascinating is the mill guide. He is a passionate old man and his stories are so pleasant to listen. He is even conducting demonstrations of the mill processes. At the end of the visit he shared with us "eau de vie" from plums.
Written July 19, 2018
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Harm M
Denekamp, The Netherlands413 contributions
Old value
May 2018 • Family
Worth a detour. Not only because of the mill itself but also being in the valleye of the Ouysse, with the impressive cliffs. It is possible to see most parts of the mill from the outside. Nice birdlife too.
Written June 1, 2018
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Marko
London, UK114 contributions
Wonderful old mill with the most enthusiastic guide you have ever met
Aug 2017 • Family
We had a lovely time at the old mill, which is not huge, but there was plenty to see and kept us busy for 90 minutes. There were English language infomation sheets which gave a good overview, but the highlight was the French gentleman who was guiding us. His English may have been limited, but his enthusiasm was boundless. He couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. Check the opening hours before visitiing, as I think that they close for a long lunch.
Written September 13, 2017
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Anja G
Olen, Belgium11 contributions
Authentic and interesting experience
Jul 2017 • Family
Passed by by coincidence but it was the highlight of our day! Situated in a splendid natural environment is a fantastic piece of history that is still functioning. It is remarkable what can be done with mechanics and the force of water.
Written July 10, 2017
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AndynCheryl
Derbyshire, UK3 contributions
Interesting
Apr 2017 • Couples
The guide is very enthusiastic about this great little working mill. It was interesting to compare this with De Latreille where we were staying.
Written May 8, 2017
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Carol R
Orange County, California87 contributions
Serendipity
Apr 2016 • Couples
On a whim we followed signs on backroads to this historical old mill. Interesting tour in French with English handout. Beautiful setting. Well worth the detour even in the rain.
Written May 23, 2016
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Jeff W
Littleton, CO451 contributions
Very interesting 14th century flour mill
Jun 2015 • Friends
This mill is about a km off the beaten path but well worth a visit. Built in the mid 1300, the mill took 60 years to complete and was built by monks with a purpose. The mill continued to grind grain well into the 20th century. Two of the 4 original wheels still turn and in remarkable condition given the age of the structure. You can imagine how magical this would have been to peasants in the distant past. The building shows several renovations that mark various ages, including closed our doors and windows. The reason for this was to avoid the past practice of property taxation based on number of windows/doors a structure had. A very interesting tour.
Written June 11, 2015
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Wilf J
Peyriac-de-Mer, France12 contributions
Historical monument - a fortified mill
Oct 2014 • Friends
The enthusiasm of Monsieur Faure was evident in the way he lovely explained the working of this historical old mill. Even although my French is good Mr. Faure was difficult to understand but this only added to the charm - there are guides in English to help. The explanation of how this ancient mill worked and continues to work was a wonderful experience.
Well worth taking the time to visit.
Written October 25, 2014
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mse1125
Los Angeles152 contributions
Out of the way...and worth seeing!
Sep 2014 • Friends
An eccentric, curt lady runs her short tour of this interesting stone mill....still in amazing operation after 700 years.
To realize that this wonder from the Middle Ages, built on the L'Ouysse river, was fortified against thieves, as wheat was very valuable as a currency, was a great lesson in history.
Beautiful landscapes and a bit hidden away, but a worthwhile visit.
Written October 22, 2014
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