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The Belvès Spinning Mill

Discovering the craft and industrial heritage

Welcome to the Belvès Wool Spinning Mill

Located at the foot of the village of Belvès classified "most beautiful villages in France" in an old mill in the Nauze valley, with its impressive engine room, the Belvès woollen mill testifies to the industrial heritage in Périgord.

In the footsteps of the workers, visit the spinning mill through demonstrations, interactive exhibitions, follow the transformation from raw wool to yarn. Games, slide shows, videos, information panels and models will allow young and old to discover wool fibre in all its forms.

Experiment with the gestures of wool: it's up to you to handle the chards and the spindle! Discover impressive industrial tools from the beginning of the 20th century that have been preserved: the wolf-card, the winder, the winder...

Animations included in the rates. Treasure hunt all year round. Workshops for Easter, summer and All Saints' Day holidays.

Throughout the year many courses are offered (weaving, knitting, sewing etc.), to find out the dates of the courses. consult our agenda

The Vintage Escape Game: the investigation at the tail:

There's a big novelty this year at the spinning mill.

Our machines are at a standstill. But do you know why? We have 6 employees, we suspect that one of them has dismantled a part essential to the proper functioning of the machines! They've been working with us for a long time, so we think the culprit has a good reason, but what is it?
So we are waiting for you to solve the investigation at the tail!

The shop:

The shop offers you a wide variety of wool yarn of various origins and colours, as well as local handicrafts, and felt items produced by our machine: caps, potholders, oven gloves, phone and eyeglass pouches. But also DIY kits to make yourself a small bag or a Cosy for the teapot. There is no lack of ideas... You will also find a selection of books and toys.

Discover also the 2 other sites of the association over time :
The Rouzique Mill
The gardens of Limeuil

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The shop is free access.

For visits

Adults: 8,50 € per person
Children (6 to 18 years old) : 5,50 € per person
Children under 6 years old: free

Your loyalty rewarded: benefit from reductions on your next visits with the association Au Fil du Temps (-20%, -50% and up to free) thanks to the Activity Pass which will be given to you at the reception desk.

Adult Groups :

From 20 people minimum.
Rate: 6,90 € per person.
Driver and 1 companion free of charge.

We can make up your day with a visit to the Moulin de la Rouzique and the Panoramic Gardens of Limeuil, for more information on our tour offers, see the adult groups page.

Children's Groups :

For school or leisure activities, we propose the discovery of the Spinning Mill with visits and adapted pedagogical workshops, see the page school groups.

Dates and Times

Dates and opening hours of the 2020 Spinning Mill

July and AugustEvery day from 10am to 7pm

June and September Every day from 2pm to 6pm, except Saturdays.

From October to May Monday to Friday from 14h to 18h
Open some Sundays or weekends for events and before Christmas.

Annual closing period in January: contact us

Spoken languages


Halloween Workshop
Make felt jewelry against the occult forces of Halloween night!

Are you afraid of vampires, hitting and evil spirits?
At the Spinning Mill, something's brewing, something's threatening. Noises between the machines, creaking chains, rustling wings, quick movements seen out of the corner of the eye... Let's prepare to chase away the evil spirits!

Come and make a felt amulet, which you will keep around your neck to protect you from magic, spells and misfortune.


Afternoons (except Saturdays) from October 18 to November 1, 2020 from 2 to 6 p.m.


Belvès Fongauffier Spinning Mill 24170 Monplaisant
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