The Dourbie Gorge Corps Mill and adjoining bridge in Grands Causses Natural Regional Park, France
A gorge-ous mill in the Causses
Our water might be on the cool side right about now, but on the other side of the globe we’re guessing the river below this mill would be just right. Moulin de Corps (Corps Mill) connects to a stone bridge that spans the Dourbie River in a gorge deep within the Grand Causses Regional Nature Park of southern France. Built by a French lord in the 14th century, the mill originally produced flour. But by the 20th century it had been converted to the private residence we see in today's picture. The Grand Causses Regional Nature Park is home to hundreds of mills like this one, examples of a cultural heritage that can still be found throughout the Mediterranean agro-pastoral landscape.