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Musee du Papier

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig T
San Rafael, California

We found this museum by chance and were struck by the preservation of the old machinery in the mill... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Blenheim, New Zealand
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134 rue de Bordeaux, 16000, Angouleme, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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 Matt T
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

1  Thank Maggie S
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Really interesting what can be done with paper, even sturdy furniture and interesting designed art sculpture

Thank Edward H
Reviewed October 6, 2015

This museum offers an interesting and sensitve insight into the history of paper making in 19th C France. Even better are the temporary exhibits they put together. Now, until January 2016, an absolutely AMAZING exhibit on Bernard Pras, a living Charentais artist whose installations stimulate...More

1  Thank Max-Griffin64
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