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What does ARAM mean ?

A = Association

R = Régionale

A = des Amis

M = des Moulins

 

 

 

 

Regional Association of the Friends of the Mills

 

 

 

Who are we ?

 

We act for the protection and restoration of the mills in the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France).

 

 

The association


Behind the beauty and the charm of our mills, whether watermills or windmills, there is a past, full of men’s stories, of passions, of toils, of happiness and of dramas… We could not let this heritage abandoned and only let memories to our children. Created in June 23th 1973, the association has first determined its aim : protect the last windmills present in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. 10 years after its creation, the ARAM could be proud to have given new sails to 11 mills.

And for the 20 years of the creation of the association, 10 other mills were given new sails. Watermills were not forgotten, 10 of them were given their water wheel. For its 30th anniversary, the ARAM is able to present a successful list of 45 restorations. It has impulsed a dynamic trend of restoration of this industrial heritage. Then, the desire to know more about their history and their technique is born. As a consequence, it was natural to share this knowledge  by building the first Molinology Center (researches on the mills) and the Mills Museum.

 

 

The objectives


In a nutshell, the ARAM Nord-Pas-de-Calais acts :

- for the safeguard of the mills in order to enable the next generations to admire them in their reality,

- for an authentic restoration, to pass on an authentic heritage,

- for developing historical and technical documentary researches,


- for making this living element of our industrial heritage known, by books and by its museum adapted to everybody (adults, children, youngsters, disabled people, schools…),

- and finally for converting them punctually in places of fests, of cultural events and of walks, so people can discover unsuspected heritage.

Land of immigration, strategical crossroads of  Europe, the « Nord » region  has an ancient tradition of « land of mills ». There have been 3000 mills, including these superbs and majestuous post mills,  often represented in the regional paintings and songs.

 

  

The founders 

In a room of the Hazebrouck museum, a region full of windmills, nearly 20 people, men and women, have met, led by Jean Bruggeman, so as to create the association. In fact, it had been more than 10 years that Jean Bruggeman had been furrowing the region, in order to make a catalogue of all the mills of the region, to draw them, to photograph them and to question the owners, including the last millers. Shocked by the abandon and the decay of the mills, he decided, helped by some friends, such as Jean-Luc Dujardin and Yves Havet, to save them. 
The publication of his first book, historical and artistic, Nos moulins, Flandres, Hainaut, Cambrésis, in 1971, followed by several exhibitions in 1973, have launched the movement, that is still continuing today.

 

 

 

 

Where are we ?  How can you reach us ?

 

A.R.A.M. 

rue Albert Samain

59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq

FRANCE 

 

 

Tel. : 03.20.05.49.34 (from other countries than France, or from foreign phones : 00 33 3.20.05.49.34)

 

Fax : 03.20.05.11.06 (or 00 33 3.20.05.11.06)

 

 

Villeneuve d'Ascq is located near Lille, where there is the airport of Lille-Lesquin and 2 train stations (Lille-Flandres and Lille-Europe), offering connections between France, United Kingdom (the Eurostar train stops at Lille), Belgium (Thalys train), the Netherlands and Germany mainly, but also with all Europe and with North Africa.

 

 


By car or autocar
from Lille : Autoroute du Nord (North motorway) - A1 (E17) - RN 227 direction Villeneuve d'Ascq >> exit n°5 Château - Cousinerie - Musée d'Art Moderne  >> follow parking (car park) P7.

By underground
At Lille Station (« Gare Lille-Flandres ») >> take the underground line 1, direction 4 Cantons, stop at Pont de Bois, then take the Bus 41 (direction Jean Jaurès or Contrescarpe) and stop at Parc Urbain Musée (20 min from the station).

By bus
At Villeneuve d'Ascq Pont de Bois (when you arrive from Lille by the underground for example) or at Villeneuve d'Ascq Jean Jaurès or Contrescarpe, take the bus 41 and stop at Parc Urbain Musée.

Visitez le site de Transpole
Please visit Transpole’s website (Lille’s public transports company) to find solutions.

 

The mills' site

Prices (below)

Our books

To reach us

 

http://asso.nordnet.fr/aramnord

 

 

 

 

Prices and types of visits

 

A.R.A.M., rue Albert Samain, 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, FRANCE

 

Tel. : 03.20.05.49.34 (or 00 33 3.20.05.49.34)

 

Fax : 03.20.05.11.06 (or 00 33 3.20.05.11.06)

 

 

 

The guided visits are whether in English or in French.  

 

 

 

 

VISITS OF THE MILLS’ SITE

 


week

from Monday to Friday,
from 10 am to 12 and from
14 pm to 17 pm.

GUIDED visit
without reservation,
from
45 min to 1 h 30.

 


Sundays

(only for groups)

GUIDED visit

of the mills and of the museum : only with reservation.


Prices available for 2011

 

The museum is closed : on Saturdays & bank holidays – in August – from December 15th to January 15th – on Sundays (except for groups).

 

 

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Individuals

 

VISITS OF THE MILLS' SITE

 

Type of visit

Visit's duration

Prices for adults

Prices for children
(4-13 years)

THE WHOLE SITE

1 h 30

7 €

5 €

THE MUSEUM

1 h 00

4.50 €

3.10 €

MUSEUM + 1 MILL

1 h 15

6 €

3.50 €

2 MILLS

1 h 00

5 €

3.10 €

1 MILL

30 min

3.50 €

2.70 €

                     Prices available for 2014

 

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Groups

 

VISITS OF THE MILLS' SITE

 

Type of visit

Visit's duration

Prices

AGE *

(minimum)

THE FLOUR MILL

45 min

2.60 €

3-4 years

THE OIL MILL

45 min

2.60 €

7-8 years

THE FLOUR MILL

+ CEREALS' AREA 

1 h 00

3.00

5-6 years

1 MILL + THEMATIC AREA

1 h 15

3.80 €

7-8 years

BOTH MILLS

1 h 15

3.80 €

9-10 years

THE MUSEUM

1 h 00

3.80 €

7-8 years

MUSEUM + 1 MILL

1 h 30

4.30 €

7-8 years

THE WHOLE SITE

2 h 00

5.00

9-10 years

 

    *for information.

                                                                     

 

Groups (guided visits) that have reserved are received from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 and from 13 pm to 17 pm.

- Free admission for the leader of the group and for the driver.

- Schools and leisure centers : for every group of  8 to 10 children (depending on the age), the entrance for the person in charge of the group is free.

- Open to the general public including the disabled.

- Groups on week-ends : add a surcharge of 20% to the normal price.

- Visit of groups smaller than 20 people : add a surcharge of 10% to the normal price.

- Educational aids available including books and folders.

 

Prices available for 2011

E-mail :

jeanbruggeman@nordnet.fr

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Exceptional events :

 

About renewable energies : in May 2006, for the 3rd year, many events on renewable energies organized by the "Info-Energie" services (services informing the general public about the different types of energies, and in particular about renewable energies) of the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais will take place.

 

Programme of the events : 

 

- May 1st to 15th : 50 lectures, exhibitions and information points

- May 2nd to 12th : the exhibition "Alerte au climat : changeons d'énergie" ("Climate alert : let's change of energy") at the MNE (Maison de la Nature et de l'Environnement, or Nature and Environment Center) of Lille

- Saturday, May 13th : the 3rd "Journée solaire" ("Solar Day") of the city of Villeneuve d'Ascq, at the Ferme du Héron (the Hern's Farm) : information points, stalls, demonstrations, lectures

- May 16th to 31st : 100 visits in the houses of people equiped with renewable energies, they are still very popular ! You will have the possibility to visit houses equipped with : thermic solar (water-heaters), photovoltaïc solar (solar panels), geothermal warm pump, personal wind pump, wood energy. 

The visits take place also in June.

Please reserve well in advance.

DON'T MISS THESE INTERESTING VISITS !

 

 

 

For more information and for inscriptions,  please contact :

 

  • CDHR 62 - Tel. : 03.21.21.69.99 (or 00 33 3.21.21.69.99)

Website : www.renouvelablesenfete.com

 

  • Maison de la Nature et de l'Environnement, 23 rue Gosselet, 59000 Lille, France

Tel. : 03.20.52.12.02 (or 00 33 3.20.52.12.02)

Fax : 03.20.86.15.56 (or 00 33 3.20.86.15.56)

Website :

http://www.mnelille.org

and

 http://www.mnelille.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=47

E-mail : piemnelille@free.fr

 

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Journée des Moulins (Mills Day) 2006 : Sunday, June 18th  

 

The mills participating to the Mills' Day :

Windmills

Watermills

Boeschèpe : Ondankmeulen. 171 rue de la Gare. 00 33 3.28.42.50.70. Open from 15 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits. Groups : 1 €/pers. Individuals : 1,50 €/pers.

Cassel : Casteelmeulen. Mont Cassel. 00 33 3.28.40.52.55. Open from 10 am to 12.30 am and from 14 pm to 18.30 pm.Guided visits. Bagpipe festival. Adults : 2,80 €. Children : 2,40 €.

Halluin : Moulin Hollebecque. 20-22 rue Jules Watteeuw. 00 33 3.20.46.68.50. Open from 14 pm to 19 pm. Guided visits. Animations in the typical regional bar. Free entrance.

Hondschoote : Moulin Spinnewyn. Impasse Spinnewyn. 00 33 3.28.62.53.00. Open from 10 am to 12 am and from 14 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits. Chimes concert. Adults : 3 €. Children : 2 €.

Leers : Moulin Blanc. Rue Hoche. 00 33 3.20.20.06.00. Open from 14 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits (please contact the town-hall). Free entrance.

 

Pitgam : Moulin Den Leeuw. 5 rue du Sprey. 00 33 3.28.62.12.14. Open from 15 pm to 18.30 pm. Guided visits. Flour manufacture. Free entrance.

St Amand-les-Eaux : Moulin Blanc. Rue de Wembergue. 00 33 3.27.48.51.71. Open from 10 am to 17 pm. Bread cooking and bread tasting. Exhibition "Les peintres peignent dans la rue" ("The painters paint in the street"). Free entrance.

Steenvoorde : 00 33 3.28.42.97.98 (tourism office) Noordmeulen. Route de Wormhout. Drievenmeulen. Route de Cassel. Open from 14 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits. Free entrance.

Templeuve : Moulin de Vertain. Rue de Péronne. 00 33 3.20.64.65.66 (town-hall). Open from 14 pm. Many animations and fireworks. Free entrance.

Terdeghem : Steenmeulen. 550 route d'Ecke. 00 33 3.28.48.16.10. Open from 9 am to 18 pm. Exhibition : steam engine and tractors. How to make bread with the mill's flour. Museum : 2,5 €. Mill : 2,5 €. The whole site : 4 €.

Villeneuve d'Ascq : Musée des Moulins, Moulin des Olieux, Moulin à Farine. RN 227. 00 33 3.20.05.49.34. Open from 14 pm to 18 pm. The whole site : adults : 5,5 €, children : 4 €.

Walincourt-Selvigny : Moulin Brunet. N360 Route de Guise. 00 33 3.27.37.70.97 (tourism office). Open from 15 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits. Adults : 2 €.  Free for children.

Watten : Moulin de la Montagne. D26 Route de la Montagne. 00 33 3.21.88.27.78 (tourism office). Open from 15 pm to 19 pm. Guided visits. Adults : 1 €. Free for children under 14 years old.

Wormhout : Moulin de la Briarde. D916 Route de Cassel. 00 33 3.28.62.81.23. Open from 15 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits. Adults : 2 €. Children : 0,80 €.

 

 

Dennebroeucq  : Moulin de la Tour. 11 rue du Moulin. 00 33 3.21.95.11.39. The mill is open in the park from 14 pm to 18 pm. No animations.

Esquerdes : Maison du Papier. Rue du B. Chochoy. 00 33 3.21.95.45.25. Open from 14 pm to 18 pm. Adults : 4 €. Children under 5 years old : 2,40 €.

Felleries : Moulin des Bois Jolis. 18 rue de la Place. 00 33 3.27.59.03.46. Open from 14.30 pm to 18.30 pm. Guided visits. Demonstration of how to make a wood sculpture. Normal price : 3,50 €. Reduced price : 2 €. Free for children under 8.

Frévent : Moulin Winterberger. Place du Château. 00 33 3.21.03.60.21. Open from 14 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits. Adults : 5 €. Children under 14 : 2 €.

Grand Fayt : Le Moulin du Grand Fayt. Rue du Moulin. 00 33 3.27.59.40.18. Open from 10 am to 12 am and from 14 pm to 19 pm. Guided visits. Bread and pies manufacture. Bread oven functioning. Free entrance.

Sars-Poteries : Moulin Delmotte. 13 rue de Dimont. 00 33 3.27.61.60.01. Open form 15 pm to 16 pm. Guided visits. Adults: 3 €. Children : 1,60 €.

Wissant : Musée du Moulin. Le Moulin. 00 33 3.21.35.91.87. Open from 14 pm to 18 pm. Guided visits. Adults : 2,50 €. Children under 12 : 1,50 €.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To visit all the other mills of the region that are not on this list, you should contact them directly because we don't have enough information so as to know if they participate or not to the Mills' Day. Some mills are open during the Mills' Day and it will be possible to visit them, but without any special price or special animations.

 

Historical of the Mills' Day.

For centuries, mills have been part of the landscape of the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais and have had an influence on the life's rythm of its inhabitants. Of long ago, mills animated the big green fields of our beautiful region. Both useful and beautiful, they couldn't disappear totally in front of a destructive and invading modernism.
That's why the
Regional Association of the Friends of the Mills of Nord-Pas-de-Calais was created in 1973 so to try to stop this dangerous mmovement of disappearance that threatened the 30 saved mills, among the 3000 windmills that were present in the region before.

Since the association's creation, with public funds, more than 40 mills have been restaured. Following the example of the Netherlands, which organises since many years in May its National Mills' Day, the ARAM Nord-Pas-de-Calais decided to instaure since 1983 a Regional Mills' Day whcih takes place traditionally the 3rd Sunday of June. Since 30 years, we have made many efforts to save our molinological heritage. Each year there are more mills' openings to the public, and other mills, restaured by their owners, can be admired from the outside. During the Mills' Day, these jewels of our historical heritage open their doors to you and invite you to discover them with your family of friends.

Apart from this event, you can visit the Mills' Museum of Villeneuve d'Ascq (300 m2), near Lille. You will discover for example the evolution of the milling and different energies since the origins, the miller's job, the products of the grinding or even the symbolic of the mill in the art.

 

 

 

Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days) 2006 : September 16th and 17th