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Galerie des Gobelins, Paris
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Galerie des Gobelins is a tapestry factory located in Paris, where you can learn about the process and trials of creating tapestries. It is best known as a royal factory which supplied the court of Louis XIV and later monarchs. Today, you can take guided tours conducted in French and can even participate in creating a tapestry, which proves to be a more involved task than most visitors believe. Did you know it can take four years to complete a single tapestry?

The site also includes the Galerie des Gobelins, which displays exhibits like extraordinary furniture and art collections of the Mobilier National. Our Paris holiday planner makes visiting Galerie des Gobelins and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I liked the "Dark business" expo conference visit that allows to admire contemporary works while traveling in time. So we come back on the origins of the manufacture, the techniques used (which have remained the same) and a reflection on the evolution of the art. Finally this experience to walk in socks on a monumental and silky carpet was very nice. The speaker is top, provides excellent explanations and is available for visitors.
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  • a magnificent exhibition of beautiful colors much sought after but hurry it's up to Sunday 18/09
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  • In that manufacture produced tissues more important that servian after adorno to the castles of the Kings of France you can... see all the fantastic techniques of those times where had little painting figurative, and of course where there was no photography...
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  • Fantastic selection of tapestries by old master Jean Lurçat and an insight into the process of making these time consuming works of art
  • Rate average considering a 4 for the palace and a 2 for the item. But of course if you want to visit you know that you will see only very well and colourful tapestry.
  • Guided tours only Tuesday to Thursday 1:00. Only temporary contemporary exhibitions.
  • Known as a tourist destination, but the exhibition is quite practical and meaningful places. Neighborhood pretty can meet the living space of the French.
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  • Very interesting and informative visit to this little-known area different tapestries are truly impressive (10 years / piece!)
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