After several years spent in Savoie and Provence, Benjamin Blanchet has returned to the Vendée and settled at Moulin Cécile, in Chasnais near Luçon.


Cécile is the first name of Chef Benjamin Blanchet's grandmother, who always encouraged him in this passionate profession. The Chef wanted to pay tribute to her on his return to his native Vendée, where it all began!

Even as a child, he was cooking family meals on Sundays, and his passion has never left him!
After studying cookery, he won his first place at La Mirabelle, in Luçon, where Benoît Hermouet offers "sunny Vendée cuisine".
He then moved on to Savoie and Provence, where his cuisine was enriched by some very special flavours, before returning to the Vendée in 2021.
He took up residence in the former Auberge du Moulin, a 30-year-old institution that had opened at the end of April 1984 when the chef was born!

Come and discover a refined cuisine, prepared with simplicity in a warm setting, where Nicolas will welcome you and guide you on a journey dedicated to your taste buds!

  • Animals acceptance : ecuelle d'eau
  • Groups accepted ( minimum : 8 - maximum : 40 )
  • Types : restaurant


  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Comfort / services

  • Banquets
  • Seminars
  • Terrace
  • Catering



  • Number of places : 40
  • Number of places on the terrace : 18
  • Number of meeting rooms : 1

Prices / opening times

  • Adult menu (lunch on workdays) : de 28,00 € à 45,00 € - Mini : Entrée/Plat ou Plat/Dessert - Max : Entrée/Plat/Dessert
  • Adult evening and weekend menu : 66,00 €
  • Children's menu : 15,00 € - Jusqu'à 12 ans

Means of payment

  • Credit card


Open all year round

From 02 January 2024 to 31 January 2025
Vendredi 12h00 to 14h00 and 19h00 to 21h00
Samedi 12h00 to 14h00 and 19h00 to 21h00
Dimanche 12h00 to 14h00