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    “La petite histoire” and other stories

You'll love ! 

  • the watermill
  • the old tools
  • how we once lived
  • meeting enthusiasts

In Castétis, near Orthez, the Candau watermill is a water mill dating back to the 16th century which was in operation milling wheat up until 1958. Now it has been completely restored and is back in service.

Alain Forsans the owner will welcome him to his house and as the miller will give you a demonstration of how the mill grinds. How a watermill makes flower will no longer be a secret as far as you're concerned! Don't miss its museum devoted to millers' tools.

Opening hours :

Open from 1 June to 30 September every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 6 pm. Guided tours every hours.

Prices: 

Adult: 3€, Child (6 à 12 ans): 1.50€

Contact :

2 impasse du canal – 64300 Castétis

05 59 67 83 18

a-forsansorange.fr

www.moulin-de-candau.com

  • The Candau watermill in Castétis
    The Candau watermill in Castétis, XVIth century
  • Workshop with ancient tools in Labastide-Cézéracq
    Workshop with ancient tools in Labastide-Cézéracq
  • Workshop with ancient tools in Labastide-Cézéracq
    Workshop with ancient tools in Labastide-Cézéracq
  • The Candau watermill in Castétis
  • Workshop with ancient tools in Labastide-Cézéracq
  • Workshop with ancient tools in Labastide-Cézéracq

Ancient tools

At Labastide-Cézéracq, a typical Béarnais village there is a workshop with ancient tools covering ancient trades: those of the blacksmith, barrel maker, shoemaker, clock maker. Also toys, linen, kitchen utensils and other objects  from times gone by. A small moment in time of constructive sharing with an enthusiast with a taste for anecdotes !

Opening hours:

Open throughout the year on Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 5 pm. The other days by reservation.

Contact :

33 Bis carrére de Cap Sus – 64170 Labastide-Cézéracq
06 15 17 73 76
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