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le Moulin a Papier de Brousses

11 390 Brousses-et-Villaret, France
+33 4 68 26 67 43
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Paper from elephants poo!! Who'd have thought it!

This Moulin is in the middle of lovely countryside, by the river (as it's a water mill) and five... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
graemeandcarolyn
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Milngavie, Scotland
Well Worth The Visit

Whilst our experience was the tour was in French, we were able to glean enough to understand. We... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
BlueTravel1000
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Berkshire
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A 30 minutes au nord de Carcassonne (Aude), Venez decouvrir la Magie du Papier! Dans le dernier moulin a papier en activite du Languedoc. Chaque jour, des feuilles de papier sortent de l'atelier de fabrication, papier a base de chiffons, crottin d'elephant, rafles de raisins, posidonie ... L'atelier produit ainsi de nombreux articles de correspondance et attirent graveurs, peintres, typographes, editeurs... Creation a la demande. Visite commentee (1 heure) sur l'histoire du papier et sa fabrication, les machines anciennes (piles hollandaises, meuleton) et les moteurs hydrauliques (roue a augets, turbine). Demonstration de fabrication de papier a la forme a main. Ateliers Decouverte pour tous : Apres la visite, initiation a la fabrication, dans l'atelier, enfants et adultes peuvent realiser a la forme a main leurs feuilles de papier filigranees qu'ils emportent apres la seance. Atelier d'impression en monotype (Atelier Traces) Boutique : cartes de correspondance, faire-part, livre d'or, papier aquarelle, gravure...
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“paper” (11 reviews)
“machinery” (2 reviews)
“picnic” (2 reviews)
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11 390 Brousses-et-Villaret, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This Moulin is in the middle of lovely countryside, by the river (as it's a water mill) and five minutes walk from the car park. We were the only ones on the tour we did, and it was quite an eye-opener! I had no idea...More

Thank graemeandcarolyn
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst our experience was the tour was in French, we were able to glean enough to understand. We were also given an English card to read as we went about the tour. We saw different paper pressing machinery and how the water mill was used...More

Thank BlueTravel1000
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It was a really interesting I didn't know you can make paper from almost anything with fibres a good place to visit and it doesn't matter what time of year you go.

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I learned a lot about how paper used to be made here! The best bit was seeing paper made using pulp and a frame, and understanding why a watermark is called a watermark! The staff are very friendly and the guide we saw, Emma, made...More

1  Thank KathrynC87
Reviewed 9 November 2015

A very interesting museum and tour, but it dragged a bit as we're not fluent in French. Great or the little ones.

Thank ReniaM2013
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The hour long tour is a must. The guide spoke fluent french and enough English and Spanish to engage with us (Americans) and a Spanish couple throughout the tour. They also hand out translated tour info with step by step descriptions of each part of...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Last working paper mill using traditional methods. Excellent guided tour by the owner who speaks clear French and sufficient English for those who struggle with the language. Good way to spend an hour in the black mountain with other places of interest (Saissac, Montolieu) nearby.

Thank LeicesterBrusque
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The location of the paper mill is very scenic. The tour was very interesting, well worth going, lots of hands on activities for children. I would go again. The shop sells wonderful papers and art resources, one can also buy refreshments and sit under the...More

Thank Alijane2605
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We arrived late for the guided visit, but the only person left took time out to show us around and explain some things to the kids (3). He spoke English very well, which was greatly appreciated as our French is non-existent. Very friendly and the...More

Thank JAMZTOWN
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This was one of the best visits to an attraction ever. The guide was ever so friendly, the exhibition very educational and the scenery amazing.

Thank JosOudeNiedorp
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