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.
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?
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!
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 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 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.