|Set on the southern edge of the "Montagne Noir" (Black Mountains) north-west of Carcassonne, Montolieu has become the "Book Village" and a centre for the graphic arts. Louis XIV gave a Royal licence to the "Manufacture" in 1735 for the production of cloth. Lower down in the village is the "Moulin à Papier de Brousses", whilst the village centre boasts fifteen book shops, and now, housed in the ancient textile factory buildings, is the "Gallery des Bouquinistes" with twelve separate booksellers, many selling some very collectable items.||Engraving of the village church of Saint André by Madeleine Neyret|
|In narrow lanes and squares of the village centre you will find restaurants and a café, and all the other shops needed for the everyday life of resident and visitor alike.|
|As an integral part of Montolieu's tourist office there is a museum of the Graphic Arts, a fine collection of printing machines through the ages.|
Copyright : © 2000 - 2016 Sysnix Consultants Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Revised -- 18 November 2016