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St-Joseph-de-la-Rive Stationery

This paper factory produces handcrafted stationery using a 17th-century process. There's also a small museum, which explains through photographs and demonstrations how paper is manufactured the old-fashioned way. Slivers of wood and flower petals are pressed into the paper sheets, which are as thick as the covers of a paperback book. The finished products—made into writing paper, greeting cards, and one-page poems or quotations—make beautiful, if pricey, gifts. Visitors can wander through the museum for free, and guided tours can be arranged for groups.

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304 rue Félix-Antoine Savard
St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, Québec  G0A 3Y0, Canada

418-635–2430

www.papeteriesaintgilles.com

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Rate Includes: Guided tours C$8

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