Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
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Musée des Arts et
Métiers du Livre

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
 
Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Just 17 kilometres north-west of Carcassonne, perched on a rocky outcrop between the Dure and Alzeau gorges stands Montolieu, village of books.
Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
For the past 20 years, all year round, its second-hand and antiquarian bookshops have been welcoming visitors who are keen readers and book lovers.

The Museum of Book Arts and Crafts is open throughout the year and offers a fascinating journey through the history of books, from the earliest writing and developments in writing media, right down to the invention of printing.
 
Entering Montolieu, the magic begins.In the 18th century, Montolieu, a picturesque medieval village perched on a rocky spur between the Dure and Alzeau gorges, and the surrounding villages experienced economic prosperity with the textile and paper industries. Many mills were fed by the sometimes capricious rivers that flowed down from the Black Mountain. The rural exodus of the 19th century signalled the decline of the paper industry, the royal cloth factory and the agricultural and wine-growing industries. In the 1980s, a man, Michel Braibant, a bookbinder in Carcassonne, dreamt of reviving deserted alleyways.
Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
He conceives a crazy project: to dedicate the village to the world of publishing and graphic arts. About 15 booksellers have been playing the game since then. The village, located 17 kilometres north-west of Carcassonne, welcomes every year several thousand visitors, simple curious, confirmed readers and collectors. Animations throughout the year and visits allow you to discover the work of the craftsmen: calligrapher, bookbinder, engraver, as well as the workshops for making books or paper. A book museum retraces the history of writing and printing. A fine example of reconversion and enhancement of local heritage.


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Français - French - Französisch - Francés - Francese - Frans English - Anglais - Englisch - Inglés - Engels 
Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu

Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
  Opening Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre:    Wheelchair friendly

- 01 january to 31 march 
- Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - 14:00 to 17:00
- Sunday - 15:00 to 17:00
- 01 april to 10 november
- Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - 10:00 to 12:00 / 14:00 to 18:00
- Saturday - 14:00 to 18:00
- Sunday - 15:00 to 18:00
- 11 november to 31 december
- Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - 14:00 to 17:00
- Sunday - 15:00 to 17:00 
 
Le Pays Cathare La Communauté de Communes de la Montagne Noire Qualité Tourisme Occitanie La Région Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Grands Sites Occitanie
Montolieu, village du livre Villages Perchés en Montagne Noire Cuxac-Cabardès

Carcassonne Patrimoine Mondial La Région Languedoc-Roussillon - Sud de France
Saissac A.O.P. Cabardès Mairie de Aragon Aude Tourisme Pays Carcassonnais
Equipments and Services:
 
  * Parking
* Groups accepted
* Shop
* Pedagogical visits
* Group guided tours
* Groups accepted
* Individual guided tours
* Unguided individual visits
* Disabled reception
  Sightseeing
 
- Château de Peyrepertuse
- Rennes le Château
- Château de Puilaurens
- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Le Château d'Arques
- Château Villerouge-Termenès
- Saint Hilaire
- Forteresse de Salses
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- Château Féodal de Fitou
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (Abbaye Cistercienne)
- Abbaye de Fontfroide
- L'Abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Château Chalabre
- Château d'Aguilar
- Château d'Usson
- Château de Quéribus
- Château de Termes
- Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Carcassonne, Le Pont Vieux
- Lagrasse
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Caunes-Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine
- Gorges de Caune-Pont (Gorges de Coynepont)
- Gorges de Gouleyrous
- Gorges de Padern
- Gorges de Pierre Lys
- Gorges du Congoust
- Gorges du Termenet
- Gorges du Torgan
- Gorges du Verdouble et le Moulin de Ribaute
- Grotte de Fontrabiouse
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Grottes des Grandes Canalettes
- Les Gorges de Galamus - Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
- Pont de Ribaute
- Rivière de St Laurent de la Cabrerisse
- Bulles et Lumières - Maison Guinot - Limoux
- Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur - Narbonne
- Corbières
- Pyreneeën
- Sidobre
- Terra Vinea - Portel-des-Corbières
- La Réserve Africaine de Sigean
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Saissac
- Montagne Noire (Black Mountains)
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- La Curiosité de Lauriole
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes - Béziers
- Eburomagus - la Maison de l'Archéologie - Bram
- Le Jardin Botanique de Foncaude - Feuilla
- Le Labyrinthe des Vignes - Arzens
- Le Petit Train de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Le Petit Train de Narbonne
- Le Sentier Sculpturel de Mayronnes
- Les Calèches de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Les Papillons d'Amarante - Lesparrou
- Moulin d'Omer - Les Maîtres de mon Moulin - Cucugnan
- Musée Archéologique de Peyriac-de-Mer
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Musée de l'Ecole - Carcassonne
- Musée de la Chapellerie, Espéraza
- Musée de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois
- Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
- Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
- Musée des Automates - Limoux
- Musée des Beaux-Arts - Carcassonne
- Musée des Corbières - Sigean
- Musée des Dinosaures d'Espéraza
- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
- Musée du Quercorb - Puivert
- Musée du Verre de Sorèze
- Musée du Vieux Sallèles - Sallèles d'Aude
- Musée Hurepel de Minerve
- Musée Lapidaire - Narbonne
- Musée Mémoires du Moyen-Age - Carcassonne
- Musée National 'Ensérune - Nissan-lez-Ensérune
- Musée Petiet - Limoux
- Maison Déodat Roché - Arques
- Maison de la Truffe - Villeneuve-Minervois
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet - Narbonne
- Maison des Mémoires - Maison Joë Bousquet - Varcassonne
- Moulin Bénazeth - Moulin à Vent - Villeneuve-Minervois
- Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Revel
- Musée 1900 - Lagrasse
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique du Lauragais - Castelnaudary
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire - Narbonne
- Musée d'art moderne de Céret
- Musée d'Art Moderne Fonds Peské - Collioure
 

Montolieu

Montolieu, the famous book and graphical arts village

The Châteaux de Lastours

The Châteaux de Lastours

Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses

Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses



Itinerary around Montolieu

Itinerary around Montolieu

  "Les 2Moiselles" lets you discover the region in an original way at the wheel of our original Citroen 2CV cars. Travel through time with our legendary cars: the 2CV convertibles, all completely restored and with different colors, an adventure! We are based in Montolieu, 18km from Carcassonne. The cars can be picked up from us and they can also be delivered. We rent our cars for a day or several days with or without a road book and we can propose different circuits. Culture, gastronomy, history, sports etc. all themes are possible! We can also provide a nice picnic basket with local products...

Les 2Moiselles - Montolieu

Les 2Moiselles - Montolieu

  "Les 2Moiselles" lets you discover the region in an original way at the wheel of our original Citroen 2CV cars. Travel through time with our legendary cars: the 2CV convertibles, all completely restored and with different colors, an adventure! We are based in Montolieu, 18km from Carcassonne. The cars can be picked up from us and they can also be delivered. We rent our cars for a day or several days with or without a road book and we can propose different circuits. Culture, gastronomy, history, sports etc. all themes are possible! We can also provide a nice picnic basket with local products...
 
  Musée des Arts et
Métiers du Livre
 
Leisure - Museum
 
39 Rue de la Mairie
11170 MONTOLIEU
 
Phone +33 4.68.24.80.04

Email -
montolieuvdlatelier@gmail.com

Website -
www.montolieu-livre.fr

Rates, Methods of payment -
Basic rate (Unguided visit):
3.50 €
Adult full rate (Guided tour):
5.00 €
 
Service:

Bike friendlyParking
 
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Campsite
de Montolieu

Campsite de Montolieu - Montolieu



The campsite provides an excellent base for touring the Aude in a picturesque setting at the foot of the "Mont des Oliviers". You can enjoy a tranquil, peaceful holiday or simply spend a couple of nights, as a stop over, relaxing as you travel through the famous wine region of the Languedoc. Situated 15km from the World Heritage City of Carcassonne, with its Medieval Castle and just 90 km from the "Pink" City of Toulouse, 80 km from the Mediterranean and 100 km from the Pyrenees, the campsite "Camping de Montolieu" offers 47 emplacements for Caravans, Tents and Motor homes as well as Mobile-Homes for rental...


Les Anges
au Plafond

Les Anges au Plafond - Montolieu

Guest Rooms - Bed & Breakfast - Gîtes - Chambres d'hôtes
Les Anges au Plafond (literally: the Angels on the Ceiling... when you visit us, you'll see why) offers both a Restaurant / Tea Room and a Bed & Breakfast in a charming 19th century house in the heart of Montolieu, Village du Livre (Booktown). We are recommended by the Guide du Routard 2007/08 and by the Petit Fûté. Montolieu is located in the South of France, in the 'Aude', 17 km North-West of Carcassonne, 1 hour East of Toulouse, 1 hour West of the Mediterannean sea...


L'Apostrophe

L'Apostrophe - Montolieu

Guest Rooms - Bed & Breakfast - Gîtes - Chambres d'hôtes
A Montolieu book town and Art village near Carcassonne ... In an old linen factory, Apostrophe welcomes you in the great mansion: Relaxation lounges, bar lounge, patio, terraces, gardens with trails for exploring the history of the place but also ... a glass blower, the largest bookstore Montolieu and the Book Workshop where children and adults learn to make and print a book. An outstanding site full of history or to live and relax...


Casquette et Chapeau

Casquette et Chapeau - Montolieu



Casquette et Chapeau is a charming restaurant in the heart of Montolieu, le village du livre. It is typical of many such restaurants in villages across France, looking unremarkable and unexciting until you sample what it has to offer. Situated in a small square opposite the church, the best tables for lunch are outside under the shade of the plane trees, but the interior is also airy and welcoming. Service is as it should be, neither too fast nor too slow, and with just the right amount of attention. Remarkably, for France, customers without a reservation were welcomed at 2.00pm without fuss, which makes this restaurant even more exceptional than most...


Le Café
du commerce

Le Café du commerce * - Montolieu



In the heart of the charming village of Montolieu, a village of books and art, located in the Aude, Café du Commerce welcomes you in a simple and friendly atmosphere. Depending on the season, you can have lunch on the terrace to taste our brasserie menu, our wood-fired grills or our home-made pizzas. You can then stroll through the streets of this charming, quintessentially south-western village to discover bookstores, artist galleries, the Book Museum, the Cooperative - Cerès Franco collection and the beautiful view of the surrounding nature...


Maison de Mallast

Maison de Mallast - Montolieu

Guest Rooms - Bed & Breakfast - Gîtes - Chambres d'hôtes
Maison de Mallast is a beautiful old house in the center of Montolieu, the "book village", close to historic Carcassonne. Restaurant, bed & breakfast rooms and a gite with two bedrooms. In the center of Montolieu, this restaurant offers different dining environments depending on the season. In good weather, guests can dine in the peaceful walled garden or on the terrace next to the charismatic 13th-century house. In winter, the comfortable dining room provides a warm environment for couples or groups. Choose from French or world cuisine, such as traditional duck breast, an exotic Asian curry or a popular British specialty. Children are welcome and vegetarians are also catered for. The wine list offers only wines from the Occitanie region...


Cactuseraie
d'Escaïre Figue

Cactuseraie d'Escaïre Figue - Montolieu

Whether you're an experienced collector, a beginner or just someone who is curious, you will find in the Aude region a place that is quite unique. The setting is exceptional and here nature is still carefully preserved. Here, growing in pots or directly in the ground is a cactus trail; most of them are planted outside, throughout the year in flowerbeds. There are about 2,000 varieties to discover. (Group tours available by prior arrangement.) Sales of plants, garden design advice, etc. It's a unique chance to come and explore a world of little-known shapes and colours...


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