Vignal Mill


As well as the fascinating building and features of the site, the guides make you discover a mill still powered by the river’s water and the ancestral expertise of the Forez millers at the end of 18th century.


On the edge of the river "Andrable", this mill remains thanks to the work of a nonprofit organization.
Discovert the 2 grindstones for bread-making quality and animal flour.
The oil mil and the cover beater. A beautiful walk dor the whole family that will take through the miller's work and perpetuates ancestral gestures.
Do not miss the path of Vignal's Mill.


  • Covered picnic area
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours


Reduced price: from 5 €
Adult: from 6.50 €
Child : from 4 €
Group adults: from 5 €
Group children : 5 to 10 €
Set price group adults: from 75 €
Set price group children : from 150 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years, the drivers, children accompanied by an adult.
Child entry valid for 8 - 16 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Payment options

  • Bank/credit card Bank/credit card
  • Check Check
  • Travellers Cheque Travellers Cheque
  • Cash Cash

Opening period

From 31/03 to 30/06/2024, every Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 06/07 to 31/08/2024 between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/09 to 01/11/2024, every Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French

Good deals

  • Tips : Many activities and workshops during the year.

    "Investigate" game for 3/12 year olds

    Two easy hiking trails starting from the mill, one 2.2 km long and the other 3.2 km long, with a difference in altitude of about a hundred metres. These two loops allow you to discover the two slopes of the Andrable, with various ecosystems, natural or agricultural, as well as a succession of old mills.


Located 15 minutes far from St-Bonnet-le-Château and 45 from St-Etienne.

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Vignal Mill 35, Impasse du Moulin Lieu-dit Vignal 42550 Apinac 04 77 50 80 23