Le Moulin de la Rouzique Museums / Arts and Insdustrial Heritage in Couze et Saint Front

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens Sunday at 02:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Purple Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • English
    • At the Moulin de la Rouzique, the guide retraces with you all the history of the place and the stages of paper making through the different rooms by setting in motion different mechanisms of the mill (models, paddle wheel, round shape machine...). In turn, come and activate the paddle wheel and discover a know-how by making your own sheet of paper !

      The mission of the mill team is above all to make you discover the gestures related to the manufacture of handmade paper through visits, demonstrations and workshops. During the event days, visitors are also offered meetings with associations, craftsmen and enthusiasts who work on paper-related projects. At the end of your visit, observe a rich collection of watermarks, some of which date back to the Middle Ages.

      This mill continues the tradition of paper made of hemp, linen and cotton fibre since the 15th century. At the end of the 19th century, Couze et Saint-Front sheltered up to 13 paper mills on only a few kilometres of the river called the Couze.

      The Mill is :
      ► a place of experimentation : We have equipped ourselves with a hydraulic press and a new Dutch battery in order to offer workshops and introductory courses in papermaking.
      ► a specialized shop :La boutique du moulin is dedicated to the world of paper and creation: range of paper from around the world and rag paper, recycled paper items (stationery, jewellery, decoration), bookshop, creative leisure equipment...

      Animations events :
      • Tracking game for children and paper workshops during school holidays.
      • Mills Day on the 3rd weekend of May
      • Heritage Day in September

      Find the calendar of events on http://moulin-rouzique.com/agenda/

      OPENING :
      From April 1st to the last day of the All Saints' Day holidays
      July - August : Every day from 10am to 7pm
      April, May, June, September and October : 2pm - 6pm
      Closed on Saturday
      Last visit 1 hour before closing time.
      Open all year round on reservation for group visits and for the shop contact us.

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Traveller Reviews Le Moulin de la Rouzique

4.7 sur 5 817 reviews

  • Ruurd Visser

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ruurd Visser on 04/06/2024

    Excellent tour by a very knowledgeable guide, certainly worth a visit if you are interested in the history of making of paper in this area since 1530(!). This particular mill is the only one out of 13 paper mills left, after the height of paper production in this town. The mill was restored after an initiative in the 1980's.

  • Thái Dũng Nguyễn

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Thái Dũng Nguyễn on 22/09/2023

    A beautiful steam-powered paper mill in the region, nice to visit.

  • Helen Krabb

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Helen Krabb on 23/07/2023

    Old paper mill with a guided tour. Very interesting to see the old machinery, some of which was put into action. During the school holidays, includes the possibility to make your own sheet of paper.

Traveller Reviews Le Moulin de la Rouzique

4.5 sur 5 130 reviews

  • "Amaizing Medieval village and typical paper town"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by anne g on 13/06/2023

    This was a perfectly charming little place. Paperwork is given to you in English at the start of the tour which is very useful and the demonstrations by the guide were well understood without...

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  • "superb little museum well worth the visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by EleanorStoneham (London, England, United Kingdom) on 28/06/2019

    The last remaining out of four water driven paper mills on this site by the river. It was very interesting to see how the paper is still being made here since the 1500's. I had no idea rags were used...

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  • "Brilliant little place well worth a visit"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Cactus F on 04/10/2018

    This was a perfectly charming little place. A tour guide takes you around although not in English. Paperwork is given to you in English at the start of the tour which is very useful and the...

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Le Moulin de la Rouzique

Address

Route de Varennes
24150 Couze et Saint Front

GPS coordinates

44° 49'47.76"N, 0° 42'7.54"E

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