|The Arenberg Mills (Rebecq)|
Located on either side of the falls of the Senne, in the very heart of the village of Rebecq, the two watermills still offer visitors a whiff of nostalgia thanks to the demonstrations of the skills of yesteryear and the various exhibitions held there. The two watermills belonged to the Seigneurs of Rebecq. One of them was already in operation as of the end of the Middle Ages.
The Grand Moulin (Big Mill)
Dating probably from the 13th century, the Grand Moulin was rebuilt toward the middle of the 19th century after a fire and now houses exhibitions in its various storeys. The mill has kept its impressive machinery, operated by a paddle wheel 7.50m in diameter. On the first floor, the Museum of Porphyry and of the quarries retraces the history of this stone mined from the big quarry in Quenast and the lives of those who worked there.
The Petit Moulin (Little Mill)
Built in 1756, The Petit Moulin has been completely restored and offers visitors a demonstration of milling. On the same site, the Maison de la bière (House of Beer) will show you the secrets of its artisanal production, while the surrounding establishments will offer you a vast choice of regional beers and gourmet stops.
Exhibitions from the beginning of March to mid-December, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Guided visits by appointment for groups
Museum of Porphyry: year-round by appointment from 9 am to 5 pm
Length of the visit: 1hr