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Manufacture des Gobelins

Updated 02/19/2014

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Tapestries have been woven at this spot in southeastern Paris, on the banks of the long-covered Bièvre River, since 1662. The Galerie des Gobelins stages exhibitions on two light-flooded floors, highlighting tapestries, furnishings, timepieces, and other treasures mostly drawn from the state collection. Guided visits to the Manufacture (in French only) allow a fascinating look at weavers—from students to accomplished veterans—as they work on tapestries and rugs that take years to complete. Also onsite is a highly selective school that teaches weaving, plus a workshop charged with repairing and restoring furnishings belonging to the French government, which are also stored here in a vast concrete warehouse.

Sight Information

Address:

42 av. des Gobelins, Paris, 75013, France

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Phone:

/01–44–08–53–49

Sight Details:

  • €6 temporary exhibits; €9 workshop visit; €11 workshop and exhibits; free last Sun. of month
  • Galerie, Tues.–Sun. 11–6; workshop, guided tours in French by reservation only, Tues.–Thurs. at 1:15, 2:45, and 3

Updated 02/19/2014

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