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Interesting small museum in lovely setting

This museum about the history of paper making in France gives you a good idea of how high quality... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Louise C
Tipperary, Ireland
Ancient paper made the modern world

Few people understand the mighty role that paper played in the shaping of modern civilization. We... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2017
George, South Africa
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

This town has a museum and a couple of active water wheels to give it some historical ambience. Worth a pitstop to enjoy the village and the cool temperature water.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

This museum about the history of paper making in France gives you a good idea of how high quality paper is produced. From the huge water wheel driving the pistons which pound the rags to the finished paper it is fascinating to see the different...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Louise C
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Some souvenir shops and art. Almost half of the location ia empty. The mill itself is also not showing and explaining a lot

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

When in the village and going to the source, you'll pass this little mill. It's interesting to see the wheel and the old technique behind it. It'll take like five minutes to go through the whole "factory" including the gift shop. Oh, of course, as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kinleyx
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Few people understand the mighty role that paper played in the shaping of modern civilization. We take its existence for granted. We forget, however, that once upon a time paper was a rare and valuable commodity, that had to be painstakingly made by hand. Here...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Must see and disco et then visit the other three museums and park in this charming village. Restaurants are all good, great food with local production.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Luc L
Reviewed August 21, 2017

A very unusual and interesting visit for all of us 4 adults and 1 child. A paper mill still working with the wheel turning with water passing through it from the Sorgue river. It was mesmerising to look at. Here you can see how paper...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Antares2312
Reviewed June 12, 2017

An interesting site to view while on the road to source of the Sorgue River. You can see how paper was produced in the 17th century.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank bracha t
Reviewed November 1, 2016

An interesting visit in Fontaine de Vaucluse , to an old paper mill , still working , combining a museum and a gift shop . The mill is operated by a water paddle wheel using the stream of the Sorgue river . From here you...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank saul g
Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Moulin a Papier demonstrates paper making and also sells beautiful examples of the art as well as other souvenirs of Provence. We have been several times on the way back from La Source and it is interesting to see the same people, still working...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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