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Manufacture des Gobelins Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 42 av. des Gobelins, Les Gobelins, Paris, 75013 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–44–08–53–49
  • Cost: €6 temporary exhibits; €9 workshop visit; €11 workshop and exhibits; free last Sun. of month
  • Hours: Galerie, Tues.–Sun. 11–6; workshop, guided tours in French by reservation only, Tues.–Thurs. at 1:15, 2:45, and 3
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  • Metro Gobelins.
  • Location: The Latin Quarter
Updated: 02-19-2014

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