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🖼️ Wallpaper Museum

Address
Au Château, 1684 Mézières FR
Phone 1
Keyword
2019 Mars
  • Date de Visite
    17.03.2019
  • GPS
    46.679159 6.92633

The wallpaper museum


The wallpaper museum (musée du papier peint in french) is located in the Mézières castle, a building built in the 12th century. The castle houses a rare collection of wallpapers from the late 18th century to the 20th century. Wallpaper is a wall decoration element that is nowadays out of fashion and a little forgotten. Thus, with the different rooms of the castle on the first and second floors, we can see this style of decoration, which is still very much in use until recently.

However, we can regret a certain lack of interactivity, especially for children. It would have been interesting, with workshops open to visitors, to become aware, for example, of the installation of wallpaper.

The castle of Mézières, it does not seem to have been used militarily in the Middle Ages.
The castle of Mézières.

Temporary exhibitions in the rooms of the castle allow the visitor to receive other lighting.

Access


Large free parking next to the castle.

Temporary exhibitions


About two temporary exhibitions are held each year, some examples of the exhibitions from 2017 to 2019:

  • “La vie de château” (Castle life) – 2019
  • “Signalétique humoristique” (Humorous signage) – Arnow- 2018
  • Passages- 2018
  • “Chambres avec vue d’artistes et Chambres avec vue sur souvenirs” (Rooms with artist view and Rooms with souvenir view) – 2017
  • “Mémoires de papier” (Paper Memories) – 2017

A poster on the temporary exhibition “La vie de château” (Castle Life).
A poster on the temporary exhibition "La vie de château" (Castle Life) at the mezieres castle

Rates


The museum admission fees are as follows:

  • Adults: 8 francs
  • Children (6 to 16 years old): 4 francs
  • AVS/AI: 6 Francs

Ground floor


The ground floor of the Mézières Castle is composed of the following elements:

  • Reception
  • Boutique
  • Changing room
  • Toilets

The reception/store on the ground floor of the Mézières Castle.
The reception/store on the ground floor of the Mézières Castle.

The wallpapers on the 1st floor


Hall with two doves


room at the two doves in the wallpaper museum of Mezieres

Rococo boudoir


Boudoir rococo museum of mezieres wallpaper

Eldorado Salon


Eldorado Salon at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Brazilian salon


Brazilian exhibition at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Room with arabesques


Room with arabesques at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Domestic room


Domestic room at the Mézières wallpaper museum

The wallpapers on the 2nd floor


Iridescent Lounge


Salon des irisés at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Blue room


Blue room at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Love room


Chambre des amours at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Flower room


Flower room at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Drapery Salon


Drapery room at the Mézières wallpaper museum

Indian Room


Indian room at the Mézières wallpaper museum

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