Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris

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#97 of 179 in Museums in Paris
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Not what I was expecting but it was ok - there was a display of chairs and some tapestry so not really the focus I expected.  more »
  • I would just pass by and admire the exterior of the building due to its historical relevance that most of the tapestries seen in museums and palaces were mostly manufactured here. The inside didn't.....  more »
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  • 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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