The Dourbie Gorge in Grands Causses Natural Regional Park, Occitanie, France
A gorge-ous mill in the Causses
It may look peaceful now, but on warm days the river below this mill attracts swimmers, kayakers and fishermen. The mill, known as the Moulin de Corps, connects to a stone bridge that spans the Dourbie River in a gorge deep within the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park in 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 Grands 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 region.