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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 »
  • Not a wonderful entrance and it is easy to walk on by but once inside a treasure trove of old printing machinery. Guide speaks a little English but enjoyed jokes about English contributions to the des...  more »
  • Very interesting, but a tour is a must. Very small, but the staff are knowledgeable. Don't know if they can do English tours.  more »
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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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  • We often find one in each major city put one's very fun to do
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