Musee de la Toile de Jouy, Jouy en Josas

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#10 of 17 in Museums in Yvelines
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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • We spend a more time getting there by train and getting back to Paris then visiting the museum. Toile is one of my wife's favorite design concepts, we have various fabric and products through out out ...  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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  • 30 minutes of visit for 5 euro, few things to see...
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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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  • Modern Museum, bps of tissue and history. Monotonous and limited.
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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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