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A traditional industry. From the XNUMXth century, paper mills developed in France in the Rhône valley, in Auvergne, in Ile-de-France and in the south-west: Périgord and Angoumois.

The first mill attested in Charente is that of Negremus on the Lizonne in 1516. From then on many corn or fulling mills are adapted for the manufacture of paper and new mills are built especially to develop the activity.

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Musée du papier

10h30 - 12h

The Paper Museum in Angoulême

The paper museum is installed on the banks of the Charente on the site of the former Joseph Bardou Le Nil cigarette paper mill. It was opened to the public on November 25, 1988. It presents exhibitions on industrial stationery from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, on related industries (printing, fabric and felt factories, mechanics, etc., etc.), on uses of paper.

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Lunch on the banks of the Charente

Lunch in a wine bar on the banks of the Charente

Jardins du Logis de Forge

14h30 - 15h30

Visit of the dryers of the Logis de Forge

The former seigneury of Forge came under the fief of La Rochandry. The house dates back to the 15th century (mullioned bays; round tower with spiral staircase on the east facade). Two rectangular towers adorn the rear facade. Their skylights, from the Renaissance period, are decorated with a scallop shell, a tower, a monkey, an eagle and an elephant. Garden labeled “Remarkable Gardens”.

Moulin de la Courade

16h - 17h

Visit of the La Courade paper factory

The Moulin de la Courade is a former paper mill in the department of Charente, France. It is located on the Boëme, a tributary of the Charente and in the town of La Couronne
In 1741, it was part of the Royal Manufacture of Angoulême, created by the Parisian merchant Henry, with important privileges.

From 54 € per person

Price calculated on the basis of 30 people, valid until December 31, 2022

The price includes :
Entries, visits accompanied by the program, lunch excluding drinks. Free for the coach driver.
The price does not include:
Transport, drinks during lunch, any personal expenses.