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Musee de l'Imprimerie

24 quai Fosse, Nantes, France
02 40 73 26 55
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Ranked #12 of 33 Attractions in Nantes
Type: Museums
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English first
London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not a wonderful entrance and it is easy to walk on by but once inside a treasure trove of old printing machinery. Guide speaks a little English but enjoyed jokes about English contributions to the design of presses. The guide gives practical demonstrations on many of the machines and this makes it very clear. He is obviously a skilled printer.... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Very interesting, but a tour is a must. Very small, but the staff are knowledgeable. Don't know if they can do English tours.

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Metz, France
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337 reviews 337 reviews
160 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was hands down the best attraction I had visited in Nantes. The museum goes a little bit into the history of paper, then proceeds to showcase various printing machines. If you have a passable understanding of French, I implore you to join the guided tour with demonstrations, which run at 2.30pm every day the museum is open. For hours,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

All sorts of printing machines, which for the most part, are in operation. Examples of lithographs, typesetting machines, up to early photocomposition. Unusual things such as the moulds for biscuits (Nantes is famous for Petit Beurre and others). Very forthcoming and friendly museum staff.

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