• Historic site and monument

Chanaz Oil Mill

Overlooking the village of Chanaz, the last 3 water mills, dating from 1868, await you. Surrounded by the smell of crushed and heated walnuts, you can listen to the miller tell you about his trade.

Historic site and monument Chanaz Oil Mill Chanaz


Chanaz (73310)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 00h20

Overlooking the village of Chanaz, you will explore this oil mill, still in use today. Drawn in by the scent of nuts, you will enter a place where time stands still!
You can see the work of the mill-worker, who will be sharing their passion: work done according to the rules of the craft and respecting tradition.
At the end of the visit, you will have the opportunity to try freshly-pressed oil, and taste the different nut jams. Don't forget to taste the caramelised nuts!

The mill has been restored and classed as a historic monument. The mill-worker uses traditional techniques, to the backdrop of the purring of cogs transferring hydraulic energy. These processes produce excellent nut oils, with colours and aromas thought to have been lost forever... and let's not forget the mustards and jams!

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    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash, Online payment


    Open to children
    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French
    Languages visits : English, French


    Open from mid-March to October: hours vary, please check in advance.

    Labels and rating

    19th C
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Tour free of charge
    • Online shop
    • Car park
    • Parking nearby
    • Coach parking
    • Product tasting


    Chemin de la Fontaine 73310 Chanaz

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site

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    Information update on 13/06/2024 by Agence Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes