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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  • This visit will be best if you have someone in your group who can translate the French but even so you will get more than the gist of what is going on and see the machines in action. It was...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • small very well equipped old printing works. we took a guided tour which wes excellent. it lasted almost hours but the guide was very informative and humorous. well worth a visit.
  • Marvellous and also very educative. NICE people working there
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