The last witness to the region’s papermaking activity, the association “For graphic arts in Clisson Valley” has been working since 1998 with local authorities to revive the 19th century papermaking activity at Liveau à Gorges. Le Moulin du Liveau is a superb example of Italianate architecture in the region.
With the active support of local communities, the mill, owned by the commune of Gorges, has been restored in its vocation as a paper mill. This magnificent site on the Sèvre Nantaise river, in Clisson Valley opened to the public in spring 2015..
MORE THAN A MUSEUM, IT’S A LIVING WORKSHOP
The association “For graphic arts in Clisson Valley” offers activities around the history and the manufacture of paper..
Young and old discover the mechanisms of the paper mill, hand-make their sheet of paper and learn to print. An instructive journey in history, accompanied by the pleasure of reproducing the past gestures.
Visitors can also practice calligraphy, participate in writing workshops, follow binding courses … and many other activities.
- From March 30 to November 4 : every day except
Monday from 2:30 pm to 6 pm
- Summer holidays: Monday to Friday (guided tours with workshops at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm) and weekends: free visits (paper demonstration from 2:30 pm to 6 pm)
Groups of more than 15 people (maximum 50) are welcomed all year around visits and workshops on know-how. Information and reservation with the Tourist Office Groups Department..