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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  • August 15, 2017
    I went several times with my daughter in this museum that I found particularly interesting. Thanks to the explanations of enthusiasts, we rediscover machinery, techniques, the printing trades, and we can even make prints. All presented machines are maintained with passion and work perfectly. Many artists use the know-how and machinery to pull their lithographs. Moreover, there are regularly courses and temporary theme animations. To do in particular with children!
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  • August 8, 2017
    Yes, completely crazy this guide passionate about his job. He made us discover a very large part "machines" to print text, drawings, on paper or on stone in 2 hours. A history of printing that covers several centuries. The historical anecdotes, the technical explanations and examples carried out under our eyes make up this visit. Curious, but not necessarily elated by the theme, I was amazed by the enthusiasm, the competence of the guide and the material still in State at disposal. Bravo to all these passionate!
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  • August 5, 2017
    ... but must go! If you like paper, its history, machines, calligraphy, lithography, the Museum is very rich. Full details, passionate on-site are here to show you how to create a line, a typo, demo machines... a journey in time
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  • August 23, 2017
    A must visit if you summers of passage to Nantes especially if she is animated by Pascal 'Emmett Brown' of printing.
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  • July 7, 2017
    A small exhibition on articles related to printing. There are traditional Asian and European articles. The best, the workshop. Included in the visit you can see old machinery and see how they work with some of them.
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  • May 23, 2017
    Visit informative and exciting. This museum, which traces l ' history of printing through the centuries, is a success. Bravo to those who contribute
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  • August 11, 2016
    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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  • November 8, 2016
    Interesting tour; to discover impressive machines and the various techniques of print at the time.
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