Museum, Exploring the Environment, Historical sites and monuments, Craft industry, Eco Museum, Profession, Children's museum, Know-how, Private museum, Listed as a historical monument, Registered as a historical monument, Mill, Renaissance, 19th century, Living museum, Botanical garden

Richard de Bas
63600 AMBERT

Thought to have been invented in China around 105 AD, paper's journey to the west was a long one. Paper, which was first used in France in the 14th century, replaced parchment. There were around 400 mills operating around Ambert, making paper sheet-by-sheet using rag paper.
Today, the mill continues this ancient process. Highest-quality paper used for publishing the encyclopaedia of Diderot and Alembert, it is still used for restoring artwork, watercolours, lithographs and more.
Educational paper manufacturing workshop: you make and keep your own paper. Exhibitions. Shop. Botanical garden.

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Languages spoken

German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

Payment methods

Credit card, Postal or bank cheques, Holiday discount vouchers


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