Musee de la Toile de Jouy, Jouy en Josas
(3.9/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
Toile fabric is famous all over the world, so it only makes sense that there would be a museum for it. The Musee de la Toile de Jouy celebrates the signature fabric, which was made in an area factory starting in 1760 by entrepreneur and printer Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf.

Locals started the museum in 1977, though it moved to its current home at the Chateau de Eglantine in 1991. Here, you can learn everything you ever wanted about the manufacture of this signature printed fabric. You'll also find a tea room, as well an extensive gift shop where you can buy toile. Add Musee de la Toile de Jouy and other attractions to your Versailles trip itinerary using our Versailles travel itinerary planner.
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  • Passing through Jouy-en-Josas I visited the canvas of Jouy Museum is amazing very beautiful fabrics is very well presented if you're in the area worth a visit I recommend
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  • This is a small museum that is interesting but fairly limited in the explanations of the history, technique and social life of the production of toile de Jouy. Also, I speak fluent French, but for tho...  more »
  • Very well. We learn how the painting was made, a few stories and you can see a collection of different canvases. Various exhibitions on a regular basis.
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  • 30 minutes of visit for 5 euro, few things to see...
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  • I learned many things. With a very interesting video. More technical demonstration, and instrument manufacturing would be more appealing. The shop is very provided. Full of ideas gift or souvenir. I recommend.
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  • Modern Museum, bps of tissue and history. Monotonous and limited.
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  • IM-man-qua-wheat!
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