The history of the mill

The Burdin mill is a perfectly preserved witness to agro-pastoral activity in the Belleville Valley, which has up to 9 grain mills.

Intended to grind the crops of rye, barley or oats grown by the inhabitants, it is a water mill typical of mountain areas, activated by a system of horizontal wheels, called “fin” wheels.

Recently restored, free guided tours allow you to discover its history.

An exhibition integrated into the site offers a historical and technical approach to the mills and traces the different stages from grain to bread.

Twice a week, it welcomes the public for a complete presentation of its history, its mechanism driven by water and its mode of operation.

Visit to the mill

Free guided tour every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Located near the village of Saint Marcel, you can reach it by enjoying a pleasant 30-minute walk along the water.

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville Tourist Office04 79 00 20 00[email protected]

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