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le Moulin a Papier de Brousses
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Owner description: 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...
Reviewed 20 September 2012

This paper mill is the last mill in activity situated on the banks of the river Dure (there were 67 mills in 1845) at the end of the Dure valley. It is the last Languedoc working hand made paper mill of what was a rich paper industry dating from the end of the 17th century.

It is open 363 days a year and is approached from the parking area via a lovely walk way through an arboretum along the banks of the river Dure on one side, and on the other a stream and huge granite boulders.

You can feel the history as you are guide around with the old machinery still in use today. Experience this thousand year craft old of hand made paper for yourself. Its great fun!

There is also a café on the river bank and a boutique where you can buy paper and quills etc.

Thank Christina P
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

This is a very interesting visit for all ages. Our tour had a mixed age group and the tour guide was excellent at engaging the children and older people alike. The mill had been in this family for many years and the history was fascinating. The guide spoke some english but we were also given a sheet in english which translated all she was saying. We bought a cup of tea for very little money and some paper related items in the shop. There's an outside seating area and it would be a good idea to take a packed lunch as the surroundings are lovely.

3  Thank Rae969
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

If you're interested in art or handcrafts, or how things used to done, this might be worth an hour visit. The mill is on a stream that still powers the machines, has been in the same family for 7 generations, and now makes artisan handcrafted paper from recycled rags, vegetable fiber as well as horse and elephant poo. The mill itself and stream is pretty, and a good picnic spot. The guided tour is interesting, showing the process of making paper - including historical information, looking at the old machines and paddle wheels. The guide is very knowledgeable. But - those in our group that couldn't speak French found it tough going. There is an English handout with lots of information, but would be better and more interesting to be able to ask questions etc. If you want to do the paper making workshop, would recommend ringing prior.

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