Skip to main content

LÉGARÉ MILL HISTORIC SITE

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Author: 
Société des musées québécoises

The Légaré Mill, a National Historic Site, is the oldest working water-driven mill in Canada. This old community mill dating from 1762 sits in an enchanting site on the banks of the Chêne River, in the heart of Old Saint-Eustache. The miller still produces wheat and buckwheat flour using time-honoured methods. In the spring, he practises another old tradition, resurfacing the millstones. Visitors can watch him use a pick-hammer to restore the stones’ rough surface. And on the third weekend of September every year, the Corporation du Moulin Légaré organizes a festival celebrating buckwheat cakes and local dishes -- a hugely popular treat for the taste buds.

To find out more, click here: http://www.smq.qc.ca/mtd/museumguide/datasheets/institution.php?ID=50-55-1085