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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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  • This museum was a surprise to us, when visiting Nantes on a city trip. Not only a lot of printing machines of the last centuries, but also attentive staff which demonstrated the operation of the print...  more »
  • Quite original establishment, due, no doubt, its management and its animation shared between constituted associations, municipal, volunteers, employees and many ex-professionnels, all with a passion. Like many of will surely say it is very recommended to aim at 14.30, tour, which, in addition to the interest raised strongly that it provides, offers a wealth of technical and cultural information as well as a communicative humanity that the only objects and comments standardized cannot bring. Because behind these 5 centuries of printing, it is the whole that can be find or rediscover, and men, among them all, those printers in particular, these fixers and transmitters of experiences and memories. Fat accumulation of objects, many testimonials, workshops, interactive exhibits, games, animations, contests... high dynamics and a facility in which inanimate objects have a soul, where the fervor of the people and/or personnel is obvious and permanent. No boredom to fear, or even moving quite exciting visit because many evocations refers us to ourselves, to our ancestors, in our time, at other times, in the Belle Epoque... A great success, socio-cultural and socio-professional of the Nantes, development of an initiative born here 30 years, and who has not aged. Do not miss... (attention: closed on Sunday!) Very reasonable price considering the quality of the exhibitions and the provision of highly qualified guides on living machines running under the eyes of visitors. (€6, with various reduced rates and free standard)
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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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  • 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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