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The National Furniture Administration and the National Tapestry and Carpet Manufactories have brought together at the Gobelins site four historic institutions that date back to the 17th century: The National Furniture Collection, the Gobelins...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 have much interesting things to see as can be also seen...More
Headed to the offbeat Gobelins Manufactury for an exhibit on seating through French history. What a great show. Very well curated in a beautiful underused setting home to the famed tapestry works. Another hidden Paris museum gem. Only opened to the public for specific exhibits.
We knew the tour would be in French. OK, it is in France. Our guide took us into a courtyard, talked for 15 minutes about the history and company, then walked us through the interior streets of the complex, telling about the buildings and what...More
Next to the factory are the Galleries. Up to September 18 2016 there is an exhibition of the 'modern' tapestries of Jean Lurcat. I went with interest in historic tapestries but no expectation. The quality of the artistic conception, the colours and the story of...More
Manufacture des Gobelins
At €18 this is a very expensive and disappointing tour even for someone like me who is very interested in this craft. The first 50 minutes of the tour were spent standing listening to the guide. There are no tours in English,...More
We were a large group attending a conference in Paris near the Gobelin manufacture, and therefore it was obvious to include a visit to the Gobelins. And we were not disappointed: it was outstanding to experience the concentrated work and handcraft of the chosen few...More
A French establishment where the not only repair old tapestries and furniture of national significance but also teach the art and make new items. Visited the display of Napoleon's bivouac which on display, worth. Visit!
We visited the workshop (we missed the tour. Not sure when the tours are, and they are only in French.)
The workshop is open several days a week. The display is described all in French, but on the second floor there are artisans who were...More
Years ago I visited the Atelier Gobelin to see the tapestry looms in action.
This trip, I went to the Gobelin building which is not the one pictured on this site.
They did have a couple tapestry sewing demonstrations and a special exhibition on the...More