Moulin Banal: former name of the Moulin des Templiers
- In 1167 next to the river is located the Moulin Banal (attached to the Commandery of Knights Templar Island) and the chapel of St Jean Baptiste. Donation of a lord of Avallon the Templars.
- 1506 the pastor of Pontaubert is still reading the Mass in the chapel
- 1569 The Huguenot family, masters of Vézelay burned the Moulin Banal of Pontaubert and the small chapel.
- 1910 Its last function was ice blocks making.
- 1925 It was converted into a hotel.
The water mill today:
In the regional park of Morvan, on the road of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Moulin des Templiers dating back from the XIIth century welcomes you in its 14 newly refurbished rooms.
Attached to the land of Burgundy, Moulin des Templiers invites you to share the poetry of its premises. At the edge of the beautiful Cousin valley, two steps away from UNESCO heritage city Vézelay and 5km from Avallon taking A6 road the former water mill offers a serene and elegant atmosphere.