Manufacture des Gobelins is a tapestry factory located in Paris, where you can learn about the process and trials of creating tapestries. It is best known as a royal factory which supplied the court of Louis XIV and later monarchs. Today, you can take guided tours conducted in French and can even participate in creating a tapestry, which proves to be a more involved task than most visitors believe. Did you know it can take four years to complete a single tapestry?
The site also includes the Galerie des Gobelins, which displays exhibits like extraordinary furniture and art collections of the Mobilier National. To visit Manufacture des Gobelins and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris driving holiday planner .
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Visite dans un cadre verdoyant étonnant en plein Paris, une guide très à l'écoute et attentive aux souhaits des visiteurs. Par ailleurs la découverte des œuvres en cours de réalisation et l'applicatio... more »Visit in an amazing green setting in the heart of Paris, a guide very attentive and attentive to the wishes of visitors. Moreover, the discovery of the works being made and the application of the artists to realize them have left us speechless... A visit to recommend to realize the importance of this know-how
Une visite guidée est organisée tous les mercredis à 15 heures pour découvrir les artisans qui réalisent des tapisseries (pas ceux qui les restaurent). Nous avons visité 2 ateliers: celui des Gobelins... more »A guided tour is organized every Wednesday at 3 pm to see artisans making tapestries (not those who restore them). We visited 2 workshops: Gobelins and Beauvais, remote of a hundred meters. We see people at work (with explanations), at a respectable distance. This does not really understand the work of an upholsterer; I must say that the future craftsmen training, which takes place on the site and on smaller trades, last 4 years! We can thus admire the current tapestries of creation, or barely begun, almost completed. Do not miss then the exhibition of tapestries in the main building on 2 levels; the price is included in the Cultival reservation.
I stumbled upon this gallery. They had a wonderful exhibit on famous painters' works converted into tapestry. I especially loved the contemporary section. The architecture of the space is great, with beautiful light and shadows on one tapestry depicting stained glass. Highly recommend!
Small but wonderful gallery of tapestries from the Gobelin museum. Extraordinary colours and detail can be found in old and more recently woven works. Well worth a visit and deserves to be better known.
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