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From cigarette paper to comic book albums, paper is intrinsically linked to the history of Angoulême. Today, several sites open their doors to visitors between tradition and modernity. A day to discover all these paper sites!
THE ORCHARD MILL, JACQUES BREJOUX – MASTER PAPER MAKER
Paper mill for more than 450 years (1539) the Verger de Puymoyen mill is listed in the inventory of
historical monuments in respect of XNUMXth century industrial architecture. Still active, he manufactures all kinds of paper for graphic use. The workshop still uses an old pedal press, a manual inking proof press. Visit followed by a bookbinding workshop
LE LOGIS DE FORGE, A PAPER-MAKING FAMILY
From the 1781th to the XNUMXth centuries, Forge was an iron mill (hence its name), wheat and walnut oil mill. It was in XNUMX that the estate acquired its notoriety, when it was bought by Bernard Sazerac to create a paper mill. In the XNUMXth century, the paper business boomed in Angoumois and new buildings were built to house the workers and dry the paper. Today the buildings are listed and the gardens are classified as “Remarkable Gardens”.
THE PAPER MUSEUM AND THE HISTORY OF “LE NILE” CIGARETTE PAPER
The paper museum is located on the banks of the Charente, on the site of the former paper mill in
cigarette Joseph Bardou Le Nil. It was opened to the public on November 25, 1988. It features exhibits on the
industrial stationery from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, on related industries (printing, wire cloth and felt factories, mechanics, etc.) and on the uses of paper.