|Three of the old mills. The two on the left have been partly restored by the local council, the one on the right is privately-owned.|
In this smartphone age, I did nevertheless boot up the compass function just to see whether I’d be looking at a nice round number, but instead my device registered my position as 44°59’51” N. I don’t know whether this is good or bad, or whether I should have attempted to move the stone slightly north.
|The 45th parallel marker and the exact location as recorded on my iPhone.|
Then, of course, there is the fine view over the Dordogne and which, according to official documents, stretches from the “tertre de Fronsac aux Côtes de Blaye en passant par Bordeaux”.
|The panoramic view, including, over to the left, an additional mill which has become an integral part of a private home.|
|They may all blend into each other here, but in fact the Pont d'Aquitaine is 17 kilometres away, Pont Chaban-Delmas 20 kilometres, and there are 23 kilometres between my camera lens and Saint-Michel's flèche.|
- Find it on the Invisible Bordeaux map:
- Moulins de Montalon, Saint-André-de-Cubzac.
- Group visits of mill available upon prior reservation: +33 5 57 43 64 80