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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...
Manama, Bahrain
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very informative”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

After a short walk in the garrigue you reach a river and a very pretty mill. The owner was our guide and was very interesting. Some people had young children and our guide made sure to interact with them regularly.
All in all an unusual visit well worth the detour.

Thank sophie n
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“If You Love Paper”
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.

Visited June 2013
Thank Mole88
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Berne, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty setting”
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.

Visited June 2013
Thank Carola D
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very instructive”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Cuxac-Cabardes, France
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“In a beautiful setting”
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.

Visited September 2012
Thank Christina P
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