Paper mill « Richard de Bas »

Today we decided to visit the paper mill « Richard de Bas », the historical museum of paper, 3 km from Ambert’s town. An informative and lively visit among the essential cultural sites of the Regional Natural Park of Livradois-Forez.

In the era of internet and SMS, we plunge few centuries back, behind papermaking. Our children discover the magic of making handmade sheet of paper, we make it with wim rags that’s why it’s so magical.

Here at paper mill Richard de Bas, we still see papermakers make their paper one by one by hand.

But « Richard de Bas » isn’t only a museum. We can make our own sheet of paper. Children have unforgotable memories. And there is also a making of paper with flower, picked near the paper mill.