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“If You Love Paper”

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 3 September 2013

Our group was made up of different sort of artists and the age range was from 7 to 70. We did the sort of deluxe tour that includes making a print, making paper, plus the tour and a a history of papermaking. The print studio was quite fun, we each made a monotype print and a blind impression using a lovely big yellow press. The tour was lead in English by a very knowledgeable and lively French man, he was able to speak to and engage our rather diverse group quite well. We each made two sheets of paper and I have to say as a paper geek it was quite a thrill. The setting alone is worth a visit and if you do go, buy more paper than you think you need, you will thank yourself for this act later. It is the best paper. Great for printing, ink, drawing, and watercolor.

Thank Mole88
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Unfortunately, the museum had just closed, but we were allowed in to see samples of their work in the shop. Definitely a worthwhile visit and I hope we'll get to visit another time. But the beautiful walk there along the river was some compensation.

Thank Carola D
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

This is definitely worth to go and see. We had a fantastic guide who also took account of people who didn’t have French as mother language. His French was clear and easy to follow. But we had a private tour because it was not in high season.
We have learned a lot about making paper and his history.

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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.

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