Oil Mill Blot

Oil Mill Blot

Producer

Come and discover a living heritage of our beautiful region, our oil mill dates from 1857. We produce 11 varieties of virgin oils. The craftsmanship is unchanged and the fruit is crushed with the original 1.6 ton stone grinder.

Information

Sustainable tourism

All production waste is used to feed livestock.

Host portrait

Bernard BOULEAU bought the oil mill in 1997 so that the tradition of artisanal production remains. A passion that dates back to childhood: he had already made a presentation in second year on this Huilerie des Combrailles of which his parents were customers!

Opening

From 01/01 to 30/06/2023
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2023
on Monday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/12/2023
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Prices

Free entry.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash

Description

In our beautiful region of Combrailles on a plateau overlooking the Sioule, the village of Blot l'Eglise is alive and welcomes many craftsmen. Our oil mill is the last living one in our former township, which counted up to 12! The pullet mare was replaced by a small electric motor in 1932. We make traditional virgin walnut, hazelnut, rapeseed, sesame, pistachio, camelina, peanut, poppy, pumpkin seed, sunflower and almond oils. We also produce walnut wine, cakes made from walnuts and almonds, quality pasta, drawn with a bronze mold and based on durum wheat semolina from organic farming, since July 2020 we we roast coffee of Arabica origin from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. You will also find, in our workshop-boutique, the regional products of craftsmen and producers from Auvergne.
Farmers' market on May 1 and August 15, and Christmas market at the end of December. Welcome.

  • Operator status: producer

Products

  • Label charte qualité : Quality craftsmen

Comfort & services

  • Car park
  • Private parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Sales on site
  • Shop
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tour free of charge
  • Sale on the markets

Area & capacity

  • Customer base Groups, Home school groups
  • Total number of people in wheelchairs: 8

Visit conditions

  • Group visits Guided group tours on request
  • Individual visits guided individual tours on request, individual tasting (free of charge)

Adapted tourism

accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Other references

  • Le Routard guide

Spoken languages

Situation

  • Altitude : 640 metre

Oil Mill Blot