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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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  • Visit made by enthusiasts who suddenly come to you passionate. Very informative we have not seen the time passing!
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  • Beautiful Museum with qualified personnel working on machines that still work. Must take the guided tour to enjoy the Museum at its fair value. Allow two hours for the visit of characters :)!
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  • Here, no screens showing videos loop, or too long to read signs: we're not in the virtual. A printer by trade presents concrete and pedagogical know-how run on machines that work "for real". Allow 2 hours for the guided tour. With young children, you can hardly stay longer, but for the aficionados, there is way to spend all afternoon; It's a feast for the eyes. Not to be missed.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beautiful machines, especially when they are in action.
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  • Interesting tour; to discover impressive machines and the various techniques of print at the time.
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Affordable and convenient bases from which to explore the countryside surrounding Nantes, family-friendly campsites just a short ride from the city offer access to private swimming pools and proximity to popular seaside resorts. Within Nantes itself, you can choose a centrally located hotel or good-value hostel, from which you can walk to the city's finest shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. If all you need is place to sleep at a reasonable price, consider booking a room at one of the city's university residences.
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