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Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet

route de Cales, 46350 Payrac, France
+33 5 65 32 63 09
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Worth a detour. Not only because of the mill itself but also being in the valleye of the Ouysse... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Harm M
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Denekamp, The Netherlands
Wonderful old mill with the most enthusiastic guide you have ever met

We had a lovely time at the old mill, which is not huge, but there was plenty to see and kept us... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
EssexTraveloads
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London, United Kingdom
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13 Sep 2017
“Wonderful old mill with the most enthusiastic guide you have ever met”
1 Jun 2018
“Old value”
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route de Cales, 46350 Payrac, France
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+33 5 65 32 63 09
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

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.

Thank Harm M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Anja G
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

The guide is very enthusiastic about this great little working mill. It was interesting to compare this with De Latreille where we were staying.

Thank AndynCheryl
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

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.

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Reviewed 11 June 2015

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...More

2  Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

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...More

Thank Wilf J
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Reviewed 22 October 2014

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,...More

Thank mse1125
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

I never heard of a fortified mill but it was needed in desperate times. A dog is the doorbell, alerting his master that he has vistors. The owner speaks almost no English but hands you a sheet of subtitles as he explains the features. More...More

Thank faye57
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Response from mse1125 | Reviewed this property |
Hello , The Moulin is a very tiny point of interest, and nowhere near a main road. There is no one who is able to pick you up ... A little lady is the only one running the short tour there! I would guess that a taxi or car... More
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