Guided tour of town, village

La Cité de l’Écrit et des Métiers du Livre


Cross the bridge, the upper town is yours, enter the medieval district of Le Brouard, baptized “City of Writing and Book Trades” fully restored thanks to the help of the department, the Region and Europe.

The history of Montmorillon has revolved around paper for a long time, with many (paper) mills located on the banks of the Gartempe in the 50th century, then the famous Rossignol cards, precious supports for teachers in the 60s and XNUMXs.
In 1990, the child of the Country, Régine Desforges (1935-2014) created the first book fair... Since 2000, the Cité de l'Ecrit has welcomed booksellers, booksellers and craftsmen ready to share their passion for the book and its trades.

Practical information

Accessible to disabled persons


-from 15 November to 31 March: opening of the Cité by appointment
-from April 1 to June 30 and from September 1 to November 14: opening of the Cité on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
-from July 1 to August 31: opening of the Cité 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Conditions of visit: Free tour

Further information

Type of site/monument/small heritage: House and building, Town, village and neighborhood
Museum themes: Science and technology
Type of additional equipment: Museum, Site / monument
Services : Shop, Games area
Facilities: Accessible for pushchairs, Picnic area, Bar cafeteria tea room, Coach parking, Restaurant
Activity: Specific thematic animation, Workshop for adults, Workshop for children, Temporary exhibitions
The City of Writing and Book Professions
3 rue Bernard Harent
Brouard district