Montfuron Windmill, Provence France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member arby101ca
N 43° 50.292 E 005° 41.598
31T E 716522 N 4857428
Quick Description: On the crest of the Luberon ridge in Provence, France is the village of Montfuron and an old windmill
Location: France
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 9:51:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM878J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 19

Long Description:
An easy scenic way over the Luberon ridge passes the village of Montfuron. We walked into the village and were rewarded by a pleasant Provençal village, a sundial, windmill and wind rose. The old windmill has been restored and is opened during the tourist season, grinding grain to flour. It was closed when we visited in October. The mill remains an excellent example of the use of wind power to grind grain for food, an important asset for any village. The mill has endured the 32 winds of Provence for many centuries.
Purpose: Milling

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: Yes!

Windmill Farm: no

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum on Site: no

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

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