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Mill of Soleils
Name : Mill of Soleils
Legend : Wheel
Copyright : The Verdon Park
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Mill of Soleils

19th CHistoric patrimonyMill

Le Moulin de Soleils Route de Castellane D952 83840 Trigance
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In the middle of the 19th century, the Jabron River was often dry and the mills had long since stopped turning. It was necessary to find a solution to stop grinding in the neighbouring villages. The elders knew that on the borders of the commune, on the border of the Low Alps and the Var, flowed the Riou, which gives water even in the dry season. It was the ideal place, especially since the road going to Castellane, by embracing the Verdon on the bridge of Soleils, had just been opened. It was therefore necessary to build at the edge of the creek. It will be the last one in the history of the village, built in 1861. Honoré Pascal, a mason of his condition, undertook the work using the stones of the castle for the construction.
We know that the Antelme brothers, grocery merchants, owned the property, without knowing whether they operated it as a mill. The mill ceased its activity in the 1960s. An inn was set up there and then in 1989, two families brought the mill back to life.

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  • French