The Moulin de Crémeur of Guérande!

And I found this one hidden in my vault after so many posts on Guérande here is a find from me! In my road warrior trips I passed by many beautiful sights and  monuments sometimes I take a picture and they stay hidden in my vault. This time I caught this one and will tell you a bit about it ok. Hope you enjoy the story of the Moulin de Crémeur of Guérande! or Crémeur mill.

The Moulin de Crémeur mill, aka as the Diable or Devil’s mill, is a windmill located in the town of Guérande, in the department 44 of Loire-Atlantique,in the region of Pays de la Loire. It dates from the end of the 15C and had to stop at the end of the 18C. It was restored in the 1980s.

You can see the Crémeur or Diable mill or moulin on the road Route de Herbignac or D274 direction Guérande ,just before the last traffic circle entering Guérande on your left hand side. As with everything today, you need to check in advance if open. The La Baule-Guérande tourist office on Guérandehttps://www.labaule-guerande.com/bureau-d-information-touristique-de-guerande.html

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The Crémeur mill is known mainly for its legend which earned it the nickname “Devil’s Mill”. This legend says that Yves Kerbic wanted to build a mill but that he was too poor. The passing devil offered him a pact: “I will build you your mill in one night if you give me your soul”. Yves consented and the Devil set to work all night. At the morning angelus, the last stone was missing. The cunning miller hastened to place a statuette of the Virgin in a niche and made the sign of the cross. Full of rage, Satan stepped back: “You stole from me! He yelled and disappeared in a whirlwind of fire ..so says the legend. One of the windows retains the winch brackets and, in a recessed niche, takes place a statuette of the Virgin and Child, the same, no doubt, that frightened the devil.

The (FFAM) Fédération Française des Associations de sauvegarde des Moulins or French Federation of Associations for the preservation of windmills on the Moulin de Crémeur: https://www.moulinsdefrance.org/fiches-moulins/moulin-du-diable-ou-de-cremeur-guerande/

The city of Guérande contact info bottom of main page for inquiries on the mill: https://www.ville-guerande.fr/

There you go folks, another dandy in my belle France. This one going south to old Bretagne in the Loire Atlantique dept 44. A wonderful medieval fortified city of Guérande is a must while in the area. The Moulin de Crémeur is worth the detour .Hope it helps your plans and enjoy the post as I

And remember happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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