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le Moulin a Papier de Brousses

| Le cambou, 11 390 Brousses-et-Villaret, France
+33 4 68 26 67 43
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This was an excellent experience. Le Moulin is nestled in the middle of some stunning countryside... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
MRB01
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Carcassonne Center, France
Very insightful and interesting

Hidden away, and worth the drive and walk to get to the last of the working papermills on the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
clivepalmer2016
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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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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| Le cambou, 11 390 Brousses-et-Villaret, France
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This was an excellent experience. Le Moulin is nestled in the middle of some stunning countryside, waterfalls and an amazing range of flora. The owner was not only friendly, helpful and funny but knew paper making inside out. It just goes to show how a...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Hidden away, and worth the drive and walk to get to the last of the working papermills on the river. Ring ahead to find out when the tours start, we just happened to arrive 15 mins before one started, so we joined it. The talk...More

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AndreD11390, Propriétaire at le Moulin a Papier de Brousses, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you. Allour guides do not speak Englisch but written texts given to the visitors make it possible to folow the visit

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Middle of nowhere, poor experience. Possibly ok if French school group but for family staff were neither helpful nor professional. Overpriced and unpleasant. Don't waste your time.More

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AndreD11390, Gérant at le Moulin a Papier de Brousses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hello, The paper mill is an artisanal workshop. It is located on a river's bank, in a natural and exceptional space. We offer a 45 min/1 hour tour in french to explain that all plant can become paper. We show the technical evolution and the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 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

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Reviewed 17 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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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