A free translation from french about an old water mill in the Dordogne:
In Dordogne, in the south of France, mills defy time. They have been used for centuries, while water was the main energy for making flour, oil, paper or even sawing wood.
Today, enthusiasts highlight these mills full of charm and nostalgia and we discover their architectural and industrial heritage. This video is about the small mill of Rochereuil, built in the twelfth century, where Thierry Mezurat, nuciculturist, has been pressing walnut oil all winters in a traditional way.
A follower of a reasoned agriculture and proximity, Thierry restores his nobility to the mill, but also to the walnut, present in Périgord since nearly 400 years.
A few kilometers downstream, a change of scale at the majestic Moulin de la Pauze, whose origins date back to the 9th century. Transformed into an ecomuseum, the owner of the premises, Alain Mazeau, heir to a long line of millers, gives visitors the secrets of making flour and good bread, or even electricity. Autonomous energy, the mill of Pauze transforms the driving force of the river and provides electricity to the village.
For these enthusiasts, the mills of Périgord, less known than castles and abbeys, deserve to be given the honor. They will then become future actors of a new local and sustainable economy and recover their charm and their utility of yesteryear.