L' île MoulinSart

L'île MoulinSart at Fillé-sur-Sarthe is a unique cultural experience within a beautiful natural environment. See the millers at work in the "Moulin Cyprien", the contemporary art in the "Centre d'art", dance at "La Guinguette", taste local produce in the restaurant bar "Le Cabaret Estival" and get aboard the soothing waters of the Sarthe.

 

 

 

On the point of the island, the “Moulin Cyprien” offers you guided tours to learn about the work of the miller.

From April to October the Art Centre welcomes residential artists and exhibits contemporary art inside and outside in the natural grounds.

L’île MoulinSart, is also a place to visit for the gourmet: The island’s restaurant, the Cabaret Estival has local produce on its menu.  On the water’s edge, La Guinguette offers you music and dance.

 

 

The Moulin Cyprienbuilt in the 15th century, takes its name from the last line of millers. Restored, the mill again makes its own flour.

The “Moulin Vivant Association” looks after this mill and gives free guided tours (groups on reservation). On Wednesdays of the school holidays, the bread-making workshop offers courses to children as well as adults. The flour and local produce are on sale in the shop.

     

Open all year except January, Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 18.00. Information, prices and reservations on 07 61 15 75 13 or on Moulin-vivant@orange.fr

 

The Art Centre is a place where contemporary art is created and displayed. Temporary exhibitions from April to October display modern art in all its forms. A place of welcome for the resident artists, it is also a place where the public can meet the artists. On Wednesdays throughout July and August children can learn artistic techniques.

April / May / September / October :  Wednesday to Sunday from 14.00 – 18.00 – June / July / August : Wednesday to Friday from 14.00 – 18.00 – Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.00.

Information, prices and reservations on  02 43 57 05 10 or on  centre.art@cc-valdesarthe.fr - Blog : http://moulins-art.hautetfort.com - www.ile-moulinsart.fr/centre-d-art/

 

                             

             

 

The Island’s restaurant, the Cabaret Estival welcomes you for a meal with friends or family in a bistro style atmosphere in a natural setting.  A la Carte: A variety of sweet and savoury dishes made from local produce.  There is also café style food such as fried fish, grilled meat and barbeque. In the week you can also eat on the terrasse. .     

               

From Friday 12th April 2013 open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes. From Wednesday 1st May 2013 until 20th October 2013 open Wednesday to Sunday.

Bar-Restaurant is closed Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesday all day. Possibility to reserve for groups all year round.

A few steps away from the restaurant is La Guinguette which has some surprises in store. The light and airy building houses a magnificent dance floor on the water’s edge, where you will be transported into the atmosphere of the dances so popular in the 19th century. Whatever your musical tastes, songs, salsa or the waltz, you will enjoy the variety of the programme in this lovely setting.
     
 
Open every Sunday afternoon from Sunday 14 April 2013 to Sunday 27th October 2013. Information and reservations on 02 43 57 17 82 or contact@cabaret-estival.com 
 
 
The water sports centre, L’Espace Nautique, will hire you a canoe or a small boat for some fun on the river around the site. Take pleasure going at your own speed on the tranquil waters of the Sarthe river. Right from the start, there are magnificent views across the local countryside. It is a pleasant way to pass the time with friends or family or alone, you are sure to feel relaxed. 
Numerous activities in the natural surroundings are available for people of all ages:  high-tech treasure hunt, discovery trail, disc-golf, tree-climbing…
 
    
 
From June to September every weekend and bank holiday from 13h30 to 18h30 – Weekdays on reservation only – Information and reservations on 02 53 76 50 05 or 06 52 04 18 72 or espace-nautique@tepacap-lemans.fr

 

Find the full programme on  www.ile-moulinsart.com