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

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Blenheim, New Zealand
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RIZLA+ papers originated here

Interesting visit with well preserved machinery. The constant flow and temperature of the Charente... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Andrew T
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 10 June 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 17 April 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 22 August 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 14 October 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 4 July 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 29 June 2016

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

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 6 October 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
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Very disappointing. Years ago I worked in the paper industry so I thought it would be interesting to view this museum. I was wrong ! Little to see apart posters and diagrams.

Thank hazzylad
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is a tiny but historic site. In my opinion the curators have not made the history really accessible to anyone who does not speak very effective French. I am a patient and respectful visitor to places that I choose to go to but this...More

2  Thank Travelbug18
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