Thought to have been invented in China around 105 AD, paper’s journey to the west was a long one. Paper, which was first used in France in the 14th century, replaced parchment. There were around 400 mills operating around Ambert, making paper sheet-by-sheet using rag paper.
Today, the mill continues this ancient process. Highest-quality paper used for publishing the encyclopaedia of Diderot and Alembert, it is still used for restoring artwork, watercolours, lithographs and more.
Educational paper manufacturing workshop: you make and keep your own paper. Exhibitions. Shop. Botanical garden.