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Anniviers and its mills

Anniviers - By opening their doors to the public for all kinds of visits, the Anniviers mills showcase the region’s heritage and bring the past to life.

The Chandolin Mill

It is driven by the water of the Fang stream. Hollowed tree trunks are used to divert some of the water to turn the wheel.

Visiting :

In summer, Thursdays at 15:00 (from 13 July to 17 August 2017)

Bookings : +41(0)27 456 23 86 / +41(0)79 624 67 91

Meet at the mill

Distinguishing features :

It has a unique hopper, hewn with an axe from a single Swiss pine trunk
Location : 25 minutes’ walk from the Chandolin post bus stop

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The Fang Mill

It was built towards the end of the 18th century and renovated in 1990.

Visiting :

By arrangement : Yvonne Jollien - +41(0)79 548 41 74

Distinguishing features :

It has an interesting automatic stop feature that halts the mechanism once all the grain has been milled
Location : 10 minutes’ walk from the Fang post bus stop

The mills of St-Luc

Built in the 18th century and renovated in 1986. On the site of the mills there is a corn mill, a barley and nut press, two rye and wheat mills, a cloth press and the miller’s house.

Visiting :

In Summer, on Tuesday at 10:00 and on Thursday at 16:00

Registration : +41(0)27 476 17 10

Distinguishing features :

Everything is currently in working order
Location :  A the beginning of the Saint-Luc to Ayer road
Prices :

Adults: CHF 7.- / Children: CHF 5.-

Free admission for holder of an "Anniviers Liberté" pass

The Grimentz Mill

The community of Grimentz acquired two watermills by a deed of sale dated 1716. They were renovated in the early 1970s, and a vertical waterwheel installed on the south façade to recreate a working site.

Visiting :

July and August : Fridays 15:00-19:00

Distinguishing features :

The mill was given a facelift after part of it was badly damaged in May 1999. Significant reconstruction and renovation work in the traditional style has breathed new life into this gem, with millstones and a horizontal blade drive system
Location : In the Old Village, opposite the former Sawmill

The St-Jean Mill

The community of St-Jean did not have a stream with a constant, abundant flow, so they had to build or acquire mills on the Gougra or the Torrent des Moulins. In 1780 they bought a mill in the locality of Martinet, on the Torrent des Moulins at Vissoie.

Distinguishing features :

In 1990 the local council took the first steps towards conserving this witness to the past. In 1991 the mill was transported, without prior dismantling, to the “Prarion” site