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Musée de l'Imprimerie, Nantes

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very impressed d as much as for the heritage days most of the machines were in operation and printed! A very nice collection. Worth a look and focus on I think a visit with demonstration or guide.
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  • Without guided tour, I design as the site seems quite daunting. You must take the tour, not only to come to understand the evolution of printing and its different techniques, but especially for the guide that is absolutely extraordinary. At the beginning of the visit, he warned that he shortened the explanation because of the heat and that we should not hesitate to interrupt him if he walked too much detail. But go figure, he explained, and yet explained, he showed us the different machines that he did work, so much and so that he was able to keep us in suspense for nearly 2 1/2 hours while it was hot to suffocate! We came away with the impression of a poster, a poem of Baudelaire on cats and the "autumn song" Verlaine. Hat low and total respect! Thank you very much for this incredible moment. Run ahead!
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  • My wife and my son (7 years old) were reluctant to the idea to come to this Museum of printing. On arrival, it is true that this is not very engaging, but is not counting on the tour that is very lively. In the end, and after two hours to discover machines (in working order) and techniques (directed by a professional before your eyes) my son told me: did you well to tell us to come Daddy! It's a very rhythmic and informative tour in the world of printing. A must when you come to Nantes!
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