Moulin de Raimbault

  • Le moulin de Raimbault à Beauvoir-sur-Niort
  • MOULIN-vu-depuis-la-maison-du-meunier-2

Located on the highest point of the commune (90 m. high) and on the edge of the Chizé forest, it is the only windmill operating in the south-two-Sevrian.
This old banal mill, whose existence is mentioned since 1482, depends on the seigneury of Raimbault until the Revolution. The last miller, Louis Royer, died in the 1970s. From 1973, "Les Amis du Moulin de Raimbault" restores the roof, the wings, one of the three wheels and the inner mechanism (Berton system). He was registered in the inventory of sites in 1975 and his safeguard association received the "Masterpiece in Danger" award. Since 1989, it "turns and makes flour". The commune acquires it in 2004.
The site is now revived during demonstrations and is also praised for festivities.

Moulin de Raimbault A 1,5 km du bourg - 79360 BEAUVOIR-SUR-NIORT

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