- 1 The wallpaper museum
- 2 Access
- 3 Temporary exhibitions
- 4 Rates
- 5 Ground floor
- 6 The wallpapers on the 1st floor
- 7 The wallpapers on the 2nd floor
- 8 Vidéo
- 9 Related attractions
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.
Temporary exhibitions in the rooms of the castle allow the visitor to receive other lighting.
Large free parking next to the castle.
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
The museum admission fees are as follows:
- Adults: 8 francs
- Children (6 to 16 years old): 4 francs
- AVS/AI: 6 Francs
The ground floor of the Mézières Castle is composed of the following elements:
- Changing room