The Moulin de Rairé is a true testament to the ingenuity of Renaissance builders.

In France, it is the only wind-powered monument to have never stopped turning since it was built in the 16th century. Of the 15,000 windmills in the country, the Moulin de Rairé remained the only one to run on wind for several decades. Peasant customers have always remained loyal to these obstinate millers, who never wanted to abandon the wind as their only source of energy. Even today, the Moulin de Rairé remains a symbol of the attachment to the techniques of yesteryear and respect for the know-how of its ancestors. So there's no electric motor to turn the wings!

The Burgaud family, descendants of a long line of millers, invite you to discover a witness to traditional milling in the respect of tradition.

Dariia Belkina

Gourmet break

During your visit, don't forget to try the homemade crêpes made with flour produced at the mill. Accompanied by a glass of cider, it's the perfect snack!


You'll find wheat and buckwheat flour for sale on site, as well as delicious sweet and savoury biscuits made with flour from the mill!

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