Musée du Papier

The Paper Museum has been located since 1988 in the former Lacroix paper mills, which became the Joseph-Bardou "Le Nil" paper mills, closed in 1972. The buildings are built on the river and form a bridge between rue de Bordeaux and St Cybard Island.

The permanent exhibition "Charente Confluences, from the river to industries, from paper to image" is devoted to Angoumois' rich industrial past linked to paper and related industries. Upstairs, temporary exhibitions present the variety of collections and promote contemporary artists working with paper.

In the rooms located on the ground floor of Charente, the circulation of water recalls the use of hydraulic energy. Waterwheels, valves and couriers are vestiges that bear witness to this. There is a very special atmosphere there.
Five themes make up the course:
- Discover the Charente river and its different functions;
- Understand the artisanal and industrial production of paper;
- Locate the many industries of the department;
- Understand the history of the site over the centuries;
- Explore the Valley of the Image and its training schools.

The exceptional collection of the museum is presented regularly through temporary exhibitions. It preserves the memory of paper in all its forms: paper samples, packaging, cigarette paper and advertising posters. It is enriched with contemporary graphic works.

New in the permanent exhibition!
- Free mobile application downloadable from the stores: "Visit Musée -Musée du papier".
- Interactive family visit: Rizlo and Édouard, two endearing characters, will guide you in the discovery of papermaking through the permanent exhibition "Charente Confluence" (paying).
- Treasure hunt "Beware of camemberts" a unique journey to discover the labels of camemberts from the Garnaud collection. Between somewhat kitsch and outdated visuals, we invite you to go on a treasure hunt in search of the lost Camembert label! Continuous in the permanent exhibition, free.

Free every 1st Sunday of the month


  • Average duration of the group visit: 120 min
  • Groups of 8 to 50 people welcome.


  • Special family with children
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Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visits services

  • Guided group tours on request
  • Unguided group tours permanently


From 01 / 06 to 30 / 09
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.

From 01 / 10 to 31 / 05
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.
Exceptional closures on January 1, May 1, May 8, November 1, November 11 and December 25.



Full price

maximum € 3

Reduced price

maximum € 2

Admission to the museum is free every 1st Sunday of the month.
Free: Subscribers, art students, cultural professionals, journalists, beneficiaries of social minima, people with disabilities or invalidity and their companion, leisure centers, group guides and drivers, teachers preparing a scheduled visit, agents of the City of Angoulême, veterans and victims of war.

Individual subscription: €28
Family subscription: €38

Payment options

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank / credit card



  • Parking nearby
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  • Shop
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Activities on site

  • Permanent exhibition
  • Temporary exhibitions
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Reduced mobility

  • Tourism and Handicap brand - hearing impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - mental disability
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - motor impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - visual impairment

Adapted tourism

  • Adapted services for hearing loss
  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Elevator to standards
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception


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