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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Very interesting. .. merit of interested
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  • Very nice with a quite original temporary exhibition
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  • 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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  • 30 minutes of visit for 5 euro, few things to see...
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Where to stay in Versailles

Though you can visit the palace of Versailles on a day trip from Paris, travelers interested in exporing outside the château should consider staying in the town of Versailles, Rambouillet, or Fontainebleau. All three of these boast historical centers and a number of accommodations for visitors, from swanky hotels to short-term apartment rentals. You may want to avoid the other nearby towns, like Senlis, which don't offer any lodging in their old town centers. To put yourself within walking distance of the grand palace, pick a spot along the main avenue in the town of Versailles. When staying here, you can experience first-hand what city planners took into consideration when building this new capital.
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