The giant balance

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Hydraulic weighing scales at Châteauvieux

 

On the site of "Moulin Foret" (a former bark mill), this hydraulic balance system - the only one fully preserved and still working in France - was installed in 1852 to raise water to the chateau without mechanical help.

 

It has been completely restored and is presented to the public during national and European Heritage Days.

 

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Groups of 10 to 90 persons

All year round on reservation

Val de Cher Saint-Aignan Tourist Office

Reservations: +33 (0)2 54 71 77 23

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Individual visits

Châteauvieux Town Hall

Tel: +33 (0)2 54 75 21 06

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