Musee de la Toile de Jouy, Jouy en Josas
(3.9/5 based on 30+ 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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  • 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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  • Initially, out of spite, let's face it, because we had some time to kill before continuing on our way to other places, we went to this Museum of Jouy-En-Josas cloth... Well we were not disappointed, honestly there where I thought I had a problem I had that surprise especially for history that contains this museum because it deals, among others, of the Oberkampf, a family of dyers, who was a time the manufacture Royal of the King Louis XVI. It shows, in addition to this exciting story where one tries to explain, especially during / after the Revolution of 1789 if the choice was the choice of survival or of principle (it's still a big question in my opinion!), techniques of fabrication of patterns etc with huge rollers copper patterns "hit" or nested within others to intensify or have a specific final... In short, very exciting especially that he is, part of grounds found currently in our lives into stores with ethnic patterns and one is even surprised that these reasons us are so familiar that they date back to at least easy a century (plagiarism when you hold us!). The Museum has a shop also part where you can buy items / textiles with these famous motifs, via products, in part, made in France, certainly not given at all, but really very good and comfortable / aesthetics to wear tip - top!
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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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