Musée du Papier

The Paper Museum is located on the banks of the Charente in the former Lacroix paper mills which became the Joseph-Bardou "Le Nil" paper mills, closed in 1972.

The buildings of the Paper Museum 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;
- Understand the history of the site over the centuries;
- Explore the Valley of the Image and its training schools;
- Travel through time thanks to the work of the artist Daniel Mar in homage to the women workers of the paper mills of the Nile.

The museum's collections are presented regularly through temporary exhibitions. They preserve the memory of paper in all its forms: paper samples, packaging, cigarette paper and advertising posters. They are enriched with contemporary graphic works.

At your disposal to discover the museum:
- 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 Confluences" (paying).
- "Beware of camemberts" treasure hunt, a journey to discover the labels of camemberts from the Garnaud collection (free).
- Fun booklets available at reception.

Free every 1st Sunday of the month

New 2024


  • 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

  • Unguided group tours permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


From: 01 / 10 / 2023 To: 31 / 05 / 2024
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Exceptional closures on January 1, May 1, May 8, November 1, November 11 and December 25.

From 01/06 to 30/09/2024
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.

From 01/10 to 31/12/2024
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:45 p.m. to 18 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Exceptional closings on public holidays.



Full price

maximum € 3,40

Reduced price

maximum € 2,20

Admission to the museum is free every 1st Sunday of the month.
Free: nursery + elementary schools; children under 18 years old outside school groups; teachers preparing for a scheduled visit; group leaders and their bus driver; art school students; people
disabled or disabled and their companion; beneficiaries of minimum social benefits; veterans, victims of war; journalists; cultural professionals; agents of the City of Angoulême;
partners authorized by an agreement signed with the City; Free subscription for patron or prize for competition.

Individual subscription (programming) 1 visitor €31 reduced €24
Individual subscription (programming and art library rental access) €44 reduced €35
Family subscription (programming) Group of up to 5 people €42 reduced €35
Family subscription (programming and art library rental access) €55. Reduced €46


  • Cheque
  • Bank / credit card
  • Cash



  • Parking nearby
  • Free parking
  • Parking
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  • Shop
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Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Permanent exhibition
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  • 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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Exposition Charente confluences