Musée de l'Imprimerie Nantes
The Musée de l'Imprimerie in Nantes is one of the city's most extensive museums and a must-see for any visitors to the region. Detailing the history of printing and paper in the city, Musée de l'Imprimerie is the ideal family day out for tourists seeking a fun educational experience.
Ideally located from any central Nantes accommodation, the Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes is just a short walk away and provides guests with some of the most stylishly designed and furnished rooms in the city.
Visiting the Musée de l'Imprimerie
The Musée de l'Imprimerie in Nantes is the ideal visit for those with an expert knowledge of printing or tourists that are completely new to the art form.
Spanning the history of the printing press since it was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439, the Musée de l'Imprimerie houses various lithographs, typesetting apparatus and even early modern machines. Guided tours are conducted throughout the day, giving visitors an expert view on the significance of the machines at the Musée de l'Imprimerie.
However the Musée de l'Imprimerie in Nantes is not a dusty mausoleum to the printing press but continues to operate to this day, with trained artisans still using these traditional machines to produce their work. Visitors can observe their efforts as they wander around the site and admire the skill and dedication it takes to produce such wondrous art.
Staying in Nantes
Visitors staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes can easily enjoy attractions such as Musée de l'Imprimerie and the Musée Jules Verne as well as some of the finest beauty treatments and hotel restaurants in the city.