Guides in period costumes recount the history of this heritage treasure with its heritage flour mill, which is still operational.
Open 7 days a week, from 10 AM to 5 PM from June 24 to Labour Day, and on Saturday and Sunday until Thanksgiving.
Cost: $5 per person / $10 per family / Free for children under 12
During your visit, guides in period costumes recount the story of Le Moulin Michel, from its beginnings to today.
The Flour Mill
The flour mill is the heart of the mill and allows us to appreciate the beauty of the work of manufacturing flour. During the tour, you will be able to watch the start-up of the mechanism that is still powered by hydraulic power.
The mill was built according to the rules of French architecture. Among the features of this architecture are the openings of windows and doors that were built small in order to block the cold from entering. The windows have 16 panes and double winged doors. The French-inspired house, which is lower than a Quebec inspired house, has no basement or gallery.
Learn about the history of the legendary “Moulin à paroles” (Chatterbox), discover the miller’s valuable tools in the exhibition “Le grain du bois” (The Wood Grain) and hear Alfred Michel tell the story of the “Feu mémoire” (Memory Fire).
The Étrennes Shop
The administration building houses the ÉtrennesShop. Regional artisans offer their artistic creations as well as regional products. You’ll find a range of products derived from buckwheat and various products with the mill logo.
You can enjoy a delicious meal on the terrace near the Moulin River from June 24 to Labour Day, 7 days a week, 11 AM to 2 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays in September.
The Generations Agora
The Generations Agora is a place to come celebrate various events. The covered stage allows for activities of all kinds, in all types of weather.
The gazebo houses the legend of the old lighthouse and is a great place for a picnic.
The Walking Trails
Follow the trails around the site and along the river to discover the dam that is still used, the gazebo that houses the legend of the old lighthouse and the Generations Agora. You can even pick the wild berries that are plentiful along the trails in season.
Tables available for picnics are distributed at various locations on the site.
The first dam was built of field stones. The second dam was built in 1934 and is made of concrete. A footbridge crosses the dam, where you can enjoy the relaxing sound of water falling.