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Musee du Papier

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Catch the film "Lettres de Femmes" before it ends December 30, 2018

I've been traveling to paper museums, and this particular museum is not necessarily the best for... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Joyce K

Nice little museum showing the once prosperous paper business in Angouleme. Right on the river... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Craig T
San Rafael, California
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134 rue de Bordeaux, 16000, Angouleme, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is an interesting exhibition concerning the first world war. The film is probably 10 minutes long and interesting in itself. But that's were the interest stops. The museum is like a picture warehouse, with pictures lined up on the floor that you have to...More

Thank Woodabell
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I've been traveling to paper museums, and this particular museum is not necessarily the best for explaining making paper, but its exhibition space is devoted to the art of paper. The particular exhibition April to December 2018 anticipates the centenary of the end of World...More

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Nice little museum showing the once prosperous paper business in Angouleme. Right on the river, you can see how they made paper, mostly for cigarettes.

Thank Craig T
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We always love visiting the Musee du Papier-mâché as they have such interesting exhibitions. This one was no exception

Thank pennylb
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We found this place disappointing. It is a large complex but there is very little to see and with the gushing water you need a close eye on children. The storyboards are mainly in french and there is no audio guide available. Not easy to...More

Thank tatki46539
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We found this museum by chance and were struck by the preservation of the old machinery in the mill on the River Charente. Sadly the description panels are obviously in French, one can understand how the mill itself worked from the rivers power. Well worth...More

Thank GSAJ
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Interesting visit with well preserved machinery. The constant flow and temperature of the Charente River (due to the Touvre source, a massive flow of water from deep underground), is the reason for setting up the paper industry here. Rizla+ cigarette papers were first made here,...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

The 3D art was very good the whole exhibition was only worthy of an hour of your time and while not expensive there isn't a whole lot there for a single visit but if doing other things would fill an hour.

Thank 387mattt
Reviewed October 14, 2016

The history of papermaking and importance of the Charente is displayed on the ground floor and a wonderful exhibition of sculptures in paper on the first floor.

Thank Nanajacky
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We came upon the Musee du papier completely by chance after a wonderful day out in Angouleme. A fascinating insight into paper making and the rôle of the Charante as an important part of industry in the area. The mill is no longer a working...More

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