The RESTOR Hydro project will be promoted during the 30th edition of the European Heritage Days in France.
Auxilium34, in partnership with FHE and the French Mill Federation (FDMF), will be demonstrating the unused hydropower potential in the Languedoc Roussillon region in the South of France.
The two-day event will open on Saturday at 4pm with a three hour hike along the Vèbre stream in Bédarieux, a small town that from the 12th to the 19th century was a major textile industry hub, with 17 watermills. The historical researches led by Auxilium34 in this area will be projected on screen, followed by a presentation of the RESTOR Hydro project. To close the day, participants will be invited to debate around a glass of local wine.
On Sunday two major private medieval mills on the Hérault River will be open to the public:
- Moulin des Laures in Paulhan, currently restoring its water wheel and planning to restore its two massive stone mills.
- Moulin de Roquemengarde, a perfectly restored fortified medieval mill whose owners are interested in participating to the RESTOR Hydro project.
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