The Éolienne Bollée is an innovative nineteenth-century French wind turbine, made at a time when hand pumps were struggling to supply the needs of agriculture...and it had been realised that health problems could be linked directly to polluted water supplies. By 1932, about 370 Éoliennes Bollée had been installed across France. A few had even travelled abroad. This website seeks simply to gather information and encourage recording/conservation efforts in the hope that more of these fascinating machines can be returned to working order.
Sites identified to date: 351. Surviving Éoliennes Bollée (or parts of them!): at least a hundred.
Please help us to find others or confirm their fate. For more information, click on the images below.