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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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  • 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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  • We chose the guided tour. It's a bit long but there are so many machines to see and some you can attend a demonstration of their operation. It's impressive and very informative. Very good guide.
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  • Rather a place of filing of all sorts of mysterious and complicated machines. without a guide, I can't understand anything except that print is a real headache. In the middle of the machines, "workers" friendly Quicken but for what?... we won't know!
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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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