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Musée de l'Imprimerie, Nantes

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If you’ve ever wondered how and where a book is made, then Musée de l'Imprimerie is a must-see. Follow the history of printing from its early days in the 15th century all the way to the present. The power of ideas is preserved for future generations on paper with ink, so it’s only right to pay homage in a French city with a long history of the art of bookmaking. Lyon was the center of the book trade in the 15th and 16th centuries and still holds a vast collection of antique books, some of which you’ll see on display at this museum. A visit to Musée de l'Imprimerie represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nantes trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Here, no screens showing videos loop, or too long to read signs: we're not in the virtual. A printer by trade presents concrete and pedagogical know-how run on machines that work "for real". Allow 2 hours for the guided tour. With young children, you can hardly stay longer, but for the aficionados, there is way to spend all afternoon; It's a feast for the eyes. Not to be missed.
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  • Rich enough, but very specialized necessarily and our children have not hung (teens), the tour is interesting. We can see the evolution of the techniques, but the educational panels should show it more simply and more clearly.
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  • The guided tour is perfect, all the answers to your questions from Gutenberg to the modern world... large machines and printing tools.
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  • Price tiny for a great visit, no extra for the guided tour, which is very complete and made by a professional printing and typography that knows and make it work in front of us all the old machines! It's very informative and exciting! I highly recommend!
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  • Interesting tour; to discover impressive machines and the various techniques of print at the time.
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  • We often find one in each major city put one's very fun to do
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