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. Before you visit Versailles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Not fans of costumes and tisss former, we discovered with passion the history of cotton printed in this small but beautiful Museum very interesting also the variety. paintings of JOUY
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  • I was afraid a cheesy Museum. It's just the opposite. Nice home and pro. We learn a lot about the progress of the Manufacture and manufacturing processes. Icing on the gift: a shop with dozens of beauty products and has all the prices. It is recommended.
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  • I've hesitated for some time to visit this museum, then when I did go there, I thought that I would have done better to have gone elsewhere. To start this review: it is difficult to get to from Paris,...  more »
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  • I have been to the museum already two times and I recommend it. Moreover, I am a bit fan of the museum's shop where you can find a lot of fancy articles with these old fashioned tissues but reviewed by actual stylists. Why not some more bed linen?
  • Lovers of the history of textile: adventure of the fabric of jouy is exciting and well traced in this museum located in a pleasant setting. The reception is very friendly and in addition to the permanent exhibition you can enjoy beautiful exhibitions, 3 per year on average. Very varied articles are available at the Museum shop and don't miss the two markets: the spring and Christmas. Creative workshops are also organised at the Museum I encourage you to join the association that offers access throughout the year at the Museum, temporary exhibitions, guided tours and will inform you of the activities related to the history of Jouy in Josas. So enjoy your visit to the Museum!
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  • Very pretty Museum with a lot of explanation about the trades of yesteryear. A lot of time as well as clothing fabrics. The current exhibition on love's unexpected share some designs but really well done very nice have. The store is well laid out plenty of choice for a small gift souvenir.
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  • Superb Museum. The exhibitions are regularly renewed. Beautiful setting, on the edge of forest and not far from the city center. Parking of acceptable size. Of beautiful walks to Jouy!
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  • Nice Museum presenting the history of the Web of Jouy. Don't miss the shop.
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