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The water mill

The watermill of L’Hôpital St. Blaise probably draws its origins from medieval times.

Since then, it has been so restored that it was almost entirely rebuilt.

The mill operated until the development of the industry maked it obsolete, before the Second World War. During the war, local farmers back to the mill to grind their grain clandestinely so that the Germans could not collect a part of their production. After the war, the owner decided to transform the mill into a small sawmill used up to the 70s.

These constructions (mill, farm and shed) have recently been bought by the municipality, which strives to restore it to make it accessible to the public.


New: discover the interpretation trail around the village !!!

Extend your experience among us by taking a interpretive trail around the village, connecting the various points of interest of the town: the church, the playground and the two restaurants.

Accessible to all, new fun and didactic devices, you will discover the environment of the territory in which you enter:  La Soule (or Xiberoa), but also the surrounding built and natural heritage. Discover the nature that shapes our landscape, but also our mill dating from the Middle Ages, and the path of Compostela through the village. This 15min walk, ideal for families, will allow you to enjoy the natural setting of our village. For the bravest, you can extend your ride on the many trails that crisscross the forest Josbaig (including the GR 78). Part of the trail located in the forest, does not allow access to people with reduced mobility, unlike the entire circuit.


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