Taking a day to enjoy the fresh air at the Porchères windmill

Nestled into its luxuriant green setting on the banks of the River Isle, visiting the Porchères windmill, a Historic Monument, will be a day out loved by the whole family, perfect for creating endless memories.

On the agenda

  • Guided tour of the flour mill to learn how flour is made
  • “Make your own bread” workshop, to learn how to make bread with the whole family
  • Discover the area by waterbike, road bike, or on the water by river rafting
  • Bask on the terrace and enjoy some incredible food at “La Guinguette du Moulin”
  • A Terra Aventura course to enjoy an interactive treasure hunt by the water’s edge, as well as hiking trails
  • Gift shop with local produce

Flour mill tour

In bread, in cakes, in pastries… You eat flour almost everyday, but do you know how it’s made? The Porchères Windmill flour mill has used the same machines to transform wheat into flour since 1937.

Powered by the river water, the turbines drive the four levels of machinery needed to wash, sort, grind and sift the wheat and flour. A pretty ingenious way to make flour, right?

“Make your own bread” workshop

We don’t know many, if any, people who can resist the aroma of baking bread. It all starts with the simplest of elements: flour, water, salt, and yeast. In the workshop, everyone will learn to knead and shape the dough. Plus, you get to take your freshly baked creation home with you! A great opportunity to create wonderful family memories. A guaranteed winner!

Waterbike adventure

Cycling on the water? Well, of course! Anything is possible here in the Libournais region! It’s pretty easy to get to grips with waterbiking, and you’ll be able to spend an hour discovering the sights and wildlife of the Aubarède natural wetlands reserve.

With Natura 2000 classification, and at the heart of the UNESCO Global Biosphere Reserve, waterbiking lets you really immerse yourself in nature, getting up close and personal with the wildlife of the Isle valley.

The Guinguette du Moulin de Porchères

The restaurant perched on the river edge, with terraces overlooking the dam, truly is one of the best spots to enjoy a wonderful meal or a drink with friends, in the shade of the windmill. High-quality, traditional cuisine and free concerts every weekend. The place to be when you’re hanging out with friends!

The Terra Aventura course

The free Terra Aventura application gives you the chance to try out an interactive treasure hunt around the Porchères windmill and the town of Saint-Seurin-sur-l’Isle. A dozen riddles that are accessible for players of all ages mean that you can learn more about the rivers and their activities while you enjoy a walk by the water: windmills, navigation, local wildlife.

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