10 February 2023
Grant from the Club des Mécènes
Grant of €10,000 to the Association for the restoration of the Damgan heritage, in favour of the restoration of the Kervoyal mill, the last windmill in Damgan.
The Kervoyal mill is the last of the nine mills that existed in Damgan. Its history can be traced back to the reign of Louis XV. It is an important witness of the peasant culture, a building dominating the landscape. It is the link between the land and the sea, a major symbol of the Breton landscape.
On 28 April 2019, the wings of the Kervoyal mill fell off. So to replace them, the Association for the restoration of the Damgan heritage has struggled to raise funds. On 14 October 2022, the Association for the restoration of Damgan’s heritage received €10,000 from Gaël Hardy, President of the Club des Mécènes du Patrimoine de Bretagne. In 2023, the underside of the chapel will be restored, and before the summer, the four wings of the Kervoyal mill will be put in place.
Since its creation, the Club des Mécènes du Patrimoine has already supported a dozen heritage preservation projects in Brittany, including the restoration of the Monthouis House, a 16th and 17th century oratory of justice, as well as the restoration of the trading barge Le Condorcet.