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Papeterie Saint-Gilles

  • 354 rue F.A. Savard Map It
  • St-Joseph-de-la-Rive
  • Books/Stationery

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

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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354 rue F.A. Savard, St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, Québec, G0A 3Y0, Canada

Map It


418-635–2430; 866-635–2430

Published 10/26/2015


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