The Saint-Augustin Moulin is located on the right bank of the Coulon, straddling the communes of Oppède, Gordes and Ménerbes. Its history dates back to the twelfth century.
Le Moulin Saint-Augustin is located on the right bank of the Coulon, riding on the communes of Oppède, Gordes & Ménerbes. Its history dates back to the twelfth century: it was then the district of the Hermitants who made food there to feed the building workers of the Abbey of Senanque as well as the religious. It produces mainly flour, but also wine, honey and olive oil. In 1210, the monks left for Senanque and sold the property to the Count of Châteauneuf. The latter will sell it in turn to the family of the Marquis de Sade, to which several generations of families in Provence will succeed.
The mill stopped in 1945, but thanks to a family of sharecers, agricultural activities were maintained. In 1980, the earth took new directions and made it possible to find the soul of the place. The stone building then takes over from the torch and produces fruit and cereals. Olive oil is back in 2001 at the Mill with the NIBBIO Family.
You are offered to taste olive oils, discover their specificities and an 8-minute documentary will give you an idea of harvesting and crushing in the mill.
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