Museum of the Packaging Cardboard and Printing, Valréas
This County Museum, unique in France, tells the story of the production and printing methods used for cardboard packaging, from the mid-19th century to the present. Learn all about the famous 'draft' boxes for silk worms, invented for trade in the silkworm business. Cardboard packaging for the perfume industry, pharmacy, jewels, candies. Also lithographs, reproduction of a printing workshop.....
3, Avenue Maréchal Foch
+33 490 35 58 75
Everything started with a silkworm…
In the middle of the 19th century, Ferdinand Revoul from the Vaucluse developed a box designed to transport silkworm eggs imported from China and Japan. These boxes allowed air to pass through thanks to small holes in the bottom and the lid. It was an ingenious system that marked the beginning of the whole packaging industry in Valréas.
Unique in France, this museum, opened in 1991 houses souvenirs of the packaging and printing trade which has brought prosperity to Valréas since the middle of the 19th century. It shows the methods of manufacture and printing of cardboard boxes from its beginnings to today.
The museum also has a bookshop and gift shop.
Visit of the Museum of Packaging Cardboard and Printing, Valréas
April 1st to September 30th: from 10:30 am to 1 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6 pm
every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Open all year for groups by reservation (from 10 people)
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
Thematic of the place
Musuems and monuments, Vaucluse Provence Pass