“En la Tynaz” in the gorges of the Vièze of Morgins. Guided by a Suone, which falls onto a horizontal wheel with paddles, the water moves the vertical shaft of the mill as it used to do and makes the millstone turn. The mill is mainly used to hull and mill grain. Sometimes, however, it is also used to grind fruits and oil seeds and crush hemp. Over the course of history and in a bid to keep the place profitable, a press was installed nearby. During festivities the lower mill is in operation as well as the forge. The water, still in its channel, also drove a hemp fuller, then passing under the forge, it operated a sawmill.

Reviving the Tine

The forge was purchased in 1936 by Charles Maire and then abandoned in 1949. In 1995, blacksmith and edge-tool maker Charles Maire decided to bequeath all his tools to the Troistorrents commune. Real treasure!

Blacksmith Charles Maire took up his tools again and gave the general public the chance to discover what the work of a blacksmith was like up to 1936. He passed away in 2005 and his son Philippe carried on the tradition.

Reinstalled in the basement of the original building, this new area in the forge will be used for exhibitions. This forge has been restored together with its fireplace and bellows.

Cookie consent declaration
By continuing to browse this site, you agree to the use of cookies to improve your user experience and to compile visit statistics.