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Musée du Papier Peint

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Musée du Papier Peint

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Yves R wrote a review Oct 2017
130 contributions31 helpful votes
There are usually not many people in this little and specialized museum. This is the rule and this may explain why it's so easy to wander around in the Rixheim museum. If you're around Mulhouse, stop and visit to admire the extraordinary paintings they display. Most of them are coming from a very small number of artists born or having worked in Rixheim, but they were amazing, truly able to describe the world with their wood plates.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Petra P wrote a review May 2017
Basel, Switzerland167 contributions73 helpful votes
Le Musée du Papier Peint (wall paper museum) gives an enticing overview of the history wallpaper. This museum IS worth a detour - for sure. On the ground floor you can see the production process (first manually and later using machines). In summer time, the museum demonstrates the process. When we were there, a school class printed their own pieces of wallpaper - they were so focused on it. The first floor shows wallpaper samples from the 18th century to modern days. The second floor is THE surprise: 11 rooms with panoramic wallpaper designs are installed here. We discovered landscapes of Switzerland (Bernese Alps, Matterhorn, Lake of Brienz - all next to one another), landscapes of India, of Brazil, the most beautiful spots on the earth (among them again Switzerland, next to Italy and the Arctic with polo bears and icebergs. Full of fantasy! We could not get enough discovering new aspects of our world. I have to add - I had visited the Musée du Papier Peint around 1983 (just after it foundation) - and I still remembered those panoramic wall paper installations... they ARE impressive. The museum is at about half an hour away from Basel. Take the motorway to Mulhouse and follow the signs to Rixheim - there are signs to the museums next to the town hall. Note that the museum is open from ten and in the afternoon and closes over lunch time. I will surely not wait for another 30 years to come back. I would like to see the demonstration of the production process. And I told my nephew that he should go there with his children - he is school teacher, and I am sure they will enjoy it a lot.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Marion wrote a review Feb 2017
Paris, France181 contributions51 helpful votes
Panoramic views are amazing! take advantage of some more with temporary exhibition til the end of Feb 2017 (eg 'Swiss views') You'll enjoy sceneries of Brazil, Hindustan, Arctic sea-ice with polar bears (!), USA... I wish I could afford to buy one for my house!
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Matt L wrote a review Aug 2016
Heerlen, The Netherlands79 contributions21 helpful votes
The collection is beautiful but not so much interesting. It should be more playful to interest kids and none expert people.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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DavidC856 wrote a review Aug 2016
Alloa, United Kingdom703 contributions142 helpful votes
I never thought I would enjoy a wallpaper museum, but a short visit here was very interesting. The no photographs rule seems to have been broken by other reviewers here. There are whole rooms of panoramic prints, and many samples of paper. There are examples of printing machines, which I think wwere copies, but my French wasn't up to getting a full understanding of the visit.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Cyril_MPP, Service Client at Musée du Papier Peint
Responded Aug 13, 2016
Hi! Thank you for the review! The machines presented were used to produce wallpapers in Rixheim. The only exception is the Paper machine (the green one). Feel free to ask questions in english when you visit next time! :)
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