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le Moulin a Papier de Brousses

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Address: 11 390 Brousses-et-Villaret, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 26 67 43
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A 30 minutes au nord de Carcassonne (Aude),

Venez decouvrir la Magie du...

A 30 minutes au nord de Carcassonne (Aude),

Venez decouvrir la Magie du Papier! Dans le dernier moulin a papier en activite du Languedoc.

Chaque jour, des feuilles de papier sortent de l'atelier de fabrication, papier a base de chiffons, crottin d'elephant, rafles de raisins, posidonie ...

L'atelier produit ainsi de nombreux articles de correspondance et attirent graveurs, peintres, typographes, editeurs... Creation a la demande.

Visite commentee (1 heure) sur l'histoire du papier et sa fabrication, les machines anciennes (piles hollandaises, meuleton) et les moteurs hydrauliques (roue a augets, turbine).

Demonstration de fabrication de papier a la forme a main.

Ateliers Decouverte pour tous :

Apres la visite, initiation a la fabrication, dans l'atelier, enfants et adultes peuvent realiser a la forme a main leurs feuilles de papier filigranees qu'ils emportent apres la seance.

Atelier d'impression en monotype (Atelier Traces)

Boutique : cartes de correspondance, faire-part, livre d'or, papier aquarelle, gravure...

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I learned a lot about how paper used to be made here! The best bit was seeing paper made using pulp and a frame, and understanding why a watermark is called a watermark! The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
KathrynC87
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I learned a lot about how paper used to be made here! The best bit was seeing paper made using pulp and a frame, and understanding why a watermark is called a watermark! The staff are very friendly and the guide we saw, Emma, made an effort to speak a little English to us as well as giving us an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

A very interesting museum and tour, but it dragged a bit as we're not fluent in French. Great or the little ones.

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Thank ReniaM2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The hour long tour is a must. The guide spoke fluent french and enough English and Spanish to engage with us (Americans) and a Spanish couple throughout the tour. They also hand out translated tour info with step by step descriptions of each part of the tour and process. Everything was explained and shown about paper, the making of it... More 

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Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Last working paper mill using traditional methods. Excellent guided tour by the owner who speaks clear French and sufficient English for those who struggle with the language. Good way to spend an hour in the black mountain with other places of interest (Saissac, Montolieu) nearby.

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Thank LeicesterBrusque
Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The location of the paper mill is very scenic. The tour was very interesting, well worth going, lots of hands on activities for children. I would go again. The shop sells wonderful papers and art resources, one can also buy refreshments and sit under the trees by the river.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

We arrived late for the guided visit, but the only person left took time out to show us around and explain some things to the kids (3). He spoke English very well, which was greatly appreciated as our French is non-existent. Very friendly and the kids really liked him. Worth the trip just to see the place where the paper... More 

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Oude Niedorp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

This was one of the best visits to an attraction ever. The guide was ever so friendly, the exhibition very educational and the scenery amazing.

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Thank JosOudeNiedorp
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

After a short walk in the garrigue you reach a river and a very pretty mill. The owner was our guide and was very interesting. Some people had young children and our guide made sure to interact with them regularly. All in all an unusual visit well worth the detour.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Our group was made up of different sort of artists and the age range was from 7 to 70. We did the sort of deluxe tour that includes making a print, making paper, plus the tour and a a history of papermaking. The print studio was quite fun, we each made a monotype print and a blind impression using a... More 

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Berne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Unfortunately, the museum had just closed, but we were allowed in to see samples of their work in the shop. Definitely a worthwhile visit and I hope we'll get to visit another time. But the beautiful walk there along the river was some compensation.

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