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Rouzique Paper Mill

Discover the secrets of handmade paper!

Welcome to the Couze et Saint Front paper museum

Couze et Saint-Front, the cradle of papermaking in the South-West, is a small village on the banks of the Dordogne that was home to as many as 13 paper mills on the banks of the Couze in the late 18th century. Today, three of them have retained their paper-making vocation. They include Moulin de La Rouziquenow theÉcono-musée du papier chiffon.

The La Rouzique paper mill has been in existence since 1530, operating until 1983 on a small-scale and then semi-industrial basis.

Today, La Rouzique not only welcomes the public (schools, families, groups, trainees...), but is also a place for production, experimentation...

During your visit, the guide will take you through the history of the site and the various stages of paper manufacture, setting the mill's various mechanisms in motion (models, paddle wheel, round form machine, etc.). You, in turn, can operate the paddle wheel and discover the skills involved in making your own sheet of paper!

At the end of your visit, take a look at a rich collection of watermarks, some of which date back to the Middle Ages! A scenography allows young and old alike to learn more about this motif obtained by embroidering a metallic thread on the surface of the tool, which, by transparency, serves to identify the sheet of paper.

Discover how handmade paper is made with tours, demonstrations and workshops. There are also days of meetings with paper craftsmen throughout the year.

The Moulin de la Rouzique is a lively place, open to new creations, and certain functional tools can be made available to paper craftsmen.

Le Moulin has a store for paper and stationery enthusiasts. You'll find a whole range of handmade papers for your artistic creations.

Discover also the 2 other sites of the association over time:
- The Belves woolen mill
- The gardens of Limeuil

Pricing details

Individuals :

Adults: €9.00 per person

Children (6 to 18): €6 per person

Children under 6: free

Your loyalty rewarded: benefit from discounts on your next visits with the Au Fil du Temps association (-20%, -50% and up to free admission) thanks to the Activity Pass given to you at reception.

Adult groups :

Minimum 20 people.

Price: €7.80 per person.
Driver and 1 companion free of charge.

We can combine your day with a workshop at the Moulin or the Filature de Belvès and the panoramic gardens of Limeuil, for more information on our tours, please consult adult groups page.

Children's groups :

For schools or leisure activities, we offer an educational visit that ends with a heritage workshop. school groups page.

Dates and times

Guided tour times :

May 19 to June 30, 2021 - Every day except Saturday (closing day): 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm

July 1 to 11, 2021: daily at 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

July 12 to August 22: Monday to Friday: 10:30am - 12pm - 2pm - 3pm - 4pm - 5pm - 6pm - Weekends: 10:30am - 1:30pm - 3pm - 4:30pm - 6pm

August 23 to 31: daily at 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

September 1 to November 7: every afternoon, except Saturday, at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Spoken languages


Come and make your own Halloween paper!

Make your own magic paper!
After the guided tour of the mill (2.30pm and 4.30pm), put into practice what you've learned from the guide and make your own magic paper. Whether it's a sheet of paper with inclusions and Halloween shapes, or small paper shapes for hanging, there's something for every apprentice magician!

Visit the mill

During the tour, discover the steps involved in making handmade paper, from raw material to finished product.
Then become a papermaker during a workshop in which everyone creates their own sheet in a vat.

Paper bats in the garden!

Mysterious paper bats are set up in the paper-maker's garden: come and help these magical creatures take flight! Independent paper-cutting workshop for children aged 3 and over.

All Saints' Day vacations Sunday, October 24 to Sunday, November 7 (closed on Saturdays)

Every day except Saturday.

Monday to Friday: Guided tours + paper workshop 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: guided tours + paper workshop at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Paper workshop following the guided tour.



Le Moulin de la Rouzique, Route de Varennes, 24150 Couze


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