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Wasn't sure what to expect, and it was some where to go on a rainy day.. Wrong, great afternoon... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
David S
via mobile
Very interesting.

A look into the history of paper making in the heart of France. An insight into the lives of the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Jacqui S
Ambert, France
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect, and it was some where to go on a rainy day.. Wrong, great afternoon learning about paper and we also made some, kids loved it too. Our French isn't as good as it should be! So we struggled with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A look into the history of paper making in the heart of France. An insight into the lives of the paper makers at work and at home. A fully working demonstration of making paper from cotton from start to finish a good gift shop for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Third time for me and I still love it. I'm from the region and I appreciate the informations on the way people lived there back in the day. And I also love the history of paper making and the demonstration. The visit is very well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank manonc442
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A really interesting place to visit. Guided tour was informative and the highlight was matching the paper maker make paper - always interesting to watch a craftsman at work. For non-French speakers unclear whether tours available in any other languages. Mill is situated in a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Going to Moulin Richard de Bas will show you a way of life of another century. A nice place to visit if you are around

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jeran00
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a great guided visit in this still working paper mill. Impressive how they still make paper in exactly the same way they used to do it centuries ago. And this is paper not made on the basis of woodpulp, but clothpulp. This mill...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank P S S
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived to visit the paper mill, interested in seeing the operations of such an old, continuously operating mill. We enquiried, "do you have a tour in English?" No. "Do you have an audio guide?" No. "May we visit the exhibitions on our own?" No....More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

The museum is in a beautiful setting and just a short drive from ambert. We joined a French tour which we expected, and since it was a small group, we expected to take turns getting close to the items being discussed. Unfortunately that was not...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Heard about the paper mill from a friend who said I must visit, she is not usually wrong. When we arrived I thought it was closed despite having checked their web. Just needed to ring the doorbell as our host was out of reception. We...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank john_bradley2
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Richard de Bas is an old paper mill where some areas have been preserved. A guided visit takes you to the living quarters where many interesting objects are described and then to a showroom and to the mill facilities. You can see some very old...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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