Moulin Légaré is North America’s oldest water-driven flourmill still in operation. Built in 1762, it has been designated a national historic site and is located in the very heart of Old Saint-Eustache in an enchanting setting beside rivière du Chêne. The miller produces wheat and buckwheat flour the old-fashioned way.
The miller still produces wheat and buckwheat flour, using ancestral methods with the original millstones. It is possible to get flour on site! The functionning of the ancient mechanisms are explained by passionate costumed guides. In 1976, the mill was listed cultural property by the government of Québec and in 2000, it was listed National Historic Site of Canada.
The entrance fee includes access to the exhibition rooms of La Maison de la Culture et du Patrimoine (manoir Globensky).
Sale of flour:
Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12-noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours of the mill, upon reservation:
July 4 to August 30, daily, at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Remainder of the year, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12-noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations mandatory for groups of 15 or more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission: adults: $7.50; seniors: $7; students: $6; 6 to 17: $5; children 5 and under: free.
The Manoir Globensky is a stately home which, by virtue of its exhibitions and guided tours, highlights both the heritage and history of the City of Saint-Eustache and the nearby region. The permanent exhibition relates “La rébellion de 1837 dans le comté des Deux-Montagnes”, which opposed the Patriots (led by Jean-Olivier Chénier) to troops of the British Army under General Colborne. Various temporary exhibitions are also held in summer. Guided tours in French or English. In addition, stimulating educational activities are offered to school groups.
Admission: children 6 and under: free; 6 to 17 years old $5; students: $6; seniors: $7; adults: $7,50. The entry fee includes a visit to the Moulin Légaré.
Visit the Website (French only) to discover the pedestrian and audio guided circuits.