Musee de l'Imprimerie, Nantes

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If you’ve ever wondered how and where a book is made, then Musee 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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Nantes holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Musee de l'Imprimerie and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great Museum! Even if it doesn't look it is a great Museum which is full of information and has a very nice collection. However, I recommend taking the tour with a guide, who will share his passion and explain each item with care. Without a guide it is very definitely less clear.
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  • A museum to do alone or with relatives. The history of printing is told, old machines, old paper... a museum to do.
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  • 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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  • More than a Museum, it's an experience. Very good afternoon, this place still print, so we can see the machines working. Pleasantly surprised, I highly recommend!
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  • A superb visit with a team really invests. We could see the machines in action and the kids could do their impressions. It was a real good time...
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  • We can see and understand the creation of a book from A to Z, the secrets of printers and their ingenuity. As well as creative machines!
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