Musee de la Toile de Jouy, Jouy en Josas

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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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  • August 9, 2017
    Lovely and nice Park. It is interesting to know the history of the Web of Jouy and discover the different facets.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Very short but interesting Museum. The entrance is quite expensive 7 euros! We discover the origin of the fabric of Jouy that are gorgeous. Sales of products in the shop are quite expensive.
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  • May 22, 2017
    Located at 10min. driving distance from Versaille, we visited this museum as advised by a guide. The museum displays fine pieces of Jouy linen (high quality printed cotton with traditional patterns: n...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    Very interesting. .. merit of interested
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  • March 11, 2017
    Very nice with a quite original temporary exhibition
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  • January 15, 2016
    I learned a lot of things. With a very interesting video. More technical demonstration, and instrument manufacturing would be more attractive. The shop is very provided. Full of ideas gift or souvenir. I recommend.
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  • October 9, 2016
    30 minutes of visit for 5 euro, few things to see...
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  • July 26, 2017
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