Le Moulin du Got paper mill: paper and printing museum

"Le Moulin du Got" paper mill is the last living testimony of Limousin's 17th century paper industry. It has brought old-fashioned skills back to life. The mill produces handmade paper, art cartoons, and printing works with techniques that date back to between the 15th and the 20th centuries. Visitors are invited to participate and to discover a know-how that is used for contemporary creations.
The mill's construction along the river Tard was authorized in 1433 and it became a paper mill in 1522.
Each year, approximately 2400 fine, square paper reams were produced, to supply Parisian printers.
"Le Moulin du Got" was one of the 84 mills in the Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat area.
The mill was mechanized in the 1820s and ran until 1954, making straw packaging paper, then a special type of cardbaord used for yoy molding.
« Le Moulin du Got » association was created in 1997. Its purpose is to preserve and to pass on the traditional skills of paper-making, printing and graphic arts.
The association hired 7 young full-time employees, who were trained by volunteers who used to work for the paper and printing industry. Our old machines have been working for over ten years, for our young employees, and each day, they produce top quality orders for demanding clients. "Le Moulin du Got" is part of the "Luxury and Excellence" network in Limousin. The mill has a boutique and organizes exhibitions regularly.
Visitors can take a tour of the mill thanks to our enthusiatic team of guides. Tours and paper-making/printing workshops are also available for schools.
Guided tours:
During the French school holidays :
From February 10th to March 5th and April 6th to 30th : Wednesday to Saturday at 3pm. In July and August : 10.30am Tuesday to Friday and from 2.15pm to 5.15pm from Monday to Saturday (regular tours, last tour begins at 5.15). From Octover 19th to November 2nd : wednesday to Saturday at 3pm (closed on November 1st). December 20th, 21st and 22nd at 3pm.
The rest of the year :
March 9th to April 5th : Wednesdays at 3pm. May 4th to June 30th : Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3pm, as well as May 5th, 6th 21st and 22nd. September 1st to 30th : Wednesday to Saturday at 3pm. September 17th and 18th from 2.15 to 5.15pm (regular tours, last tour begins at 5.15). October 1st to 19th : Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3pm. November 2nd to December 19th : Wednesdays at 3pmh + Friday, November 11th.
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Stationnement et parking : Oui, A proximité, Autocars, Parking gratuit, Parking plein ciel, Oui, A proximité, Autocars, Parking gratuit, Parking plein ciel


Accessibilité handicapés (loi 2005) : Oui
Langues parlées : Anglais
Spécificités : Pays d'art et d'histoire, Route de la Porcelaine, Route St Jacques de Compostelle, Plus beaux détours de France, Haute Vienne, Escapades en famille, Visiter malin, Partenaire Terra Aventura
Accueil de groupes : Maxi

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Paiements : Chèque vacances, Carte de crédit, Chèque bancaire, Espèces, Eurocard, Master-card, Visa


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