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Sundgau, land of mills

In the 19th century, more than two hundred mills were in operation along the rivers in this little "Southern County": flour mills, oil mills, hemp looms, sawmills, paper mills, forge hammers.
Each mill is a masterpiece of ingenuity: the simplicity and effectiveness of the mechanisms, a perfect knowledge of the surrounding natural environment, perfectly adapted to the strengths and constraints of that environment.
Exploring the Sundgau mills means finding sometimes forgotten techniques and knowledge and reviving a rural society, it's also about renewing the way we look at our environment.Extract from the publication: "Moulins du Sundgau", Marc GLOTZ and Guy MEYER, Sundgau History Society