Musée du Cartonnage et de l’Imprimerie

The cardboard box industry, the transformation of the cardboard into packaging…


Valréas, the historic capital of the French cardboard box industry is still making boxes for perfumery stores, the pharmaceutical industry and food processing.
Come and share this industrial adventure with a visit to the Museum : it relates the history about the manufacturing process and printing of the cardboard boxes in this town, from the origins (middle of the XIXth century) to nowdays.
You will learn everything about the creation of the famous ‘ventilated boxes, made for dispatching « ‘silk worm seeds ».
The boxes, the printing equipment, the lithography and a reconstruction of a workshop with a video projection… will enable you to discover an industry which gained worldwide fame at the beginning of the XXth century and is still flourishing.
Temporary exhibitions, bookshop.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French


  • Industry
  • Sciences and technology
  • Occupations

Labels and ranking

  • Bad weather alternative


  • Handicrafts workshops
  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Children's entertainment


From 01/04 to 30/09/2022.
Closed Monday and Sunday.


Individual tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Average Duration of the individual tour: 60 minutes

Group tour

  • Guided group tours on request
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Average duration of groups visit: 60 minutes
  • Min. group size: 10
  • Max. group size: 50


From 21/05 to 31/10/2021
Reduced price: 3 €
Adult: from 5 €
Student: 3 €
Group adults: 2 to 5 €.

From 01/04 to 30/09/2022
Adult: 5 €
Student: 3 €
Large family: 3 €
Group adults: 5 €
Set price group adults: 3 €
Set price group children: 25 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, accompanying guides, the drivers, Job-seeker, people with reduced mobility.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Payment options:

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash


Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Shop
  • Toilets