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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  • 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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