National Manufactories' Secrets and Studios

Manufacture des Gobelins - Mobilier national
L'enclos des Gobelins it's 80 artists, 14,500 shades of color, 600 furnished French Republic palaces and 3 factories with a unique and traditional expertise in weaving which endures and grows over time.
The Gobelins Manufactory fashions tapestries by using the high-warp technique; the Beauvais Manufacture however uses the low-warp method; and the Soap Manufactory specializes in carpet weaving.
Dedicated to the furnishing and decorating in tapestry and carpets of official palaces, the factories have since 1900 made more than 2,000 masterpieces.

Your tour guide will take you to the nearest loom-warp craft-site, by taking you two of three active workshops!
Open your eyes wide and gaze at the meticulousness with which the craftworkers practice their art.
The delicate handling of the spindle, comb, and traced design; the perfect mastery of knots; the meticulous positioning of the mirror which is used to look over work in progress; as well as the preparation of the "warp"--all these techniques turn the human hand into the accomplished artist hand and the majestic machine into a delicate, high-end instrument.

You'll understand why the completion of a piece is proudly famous. After years of work, the masterpiece can be delivered, and the artist can finally look upon his work which, until then, can only be appreciated with frugality as conventional smoothing methods dictate.
Read more

Individual rates

Are you a group ? ?
Adult
€15.50
per person
Réduit
€9.50
?
Conditions tarif réduit
- moins de 26 ans
- Titulaires de la carte famille nombreuse
- Visiteurs acquittant le droit d'entrée avec des chèques vacances
- Membres de l'association de l'École de Louvre
- Membres des sociétés suivantes :
o Société française d'archéologie, sauvegarde de l'art français
o Société d'histoire de l'art français
o Société nationale des antiquaires de France
per person

Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 25 per person

For preferential rates related to age, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in case of non compliance with the age limits.

Essential information

In a period of temporary display, this visit gives you free access to the current exhibition.
The visit includes many stairs and many paved courtyards. No elevator.

A taste of the visit

"Manufactures des Gobelins"
Reviewed 11/04/2019 by sannu2017
Visite formidable! Beaux monuments. Le guide (très sympathique et expérimenté) nous a parfaitement expliqué les techniques de la tapisserie, ainsi que l'histoire des manufactures. Accueil très... » more


Additional informations

  • Address
    • Manufacture des Gobelins - Mobilier national
    • 42 Avenue des Gobelins
    • 75013 Paris
  • Access
    • Métro : Gobelins (L7)
National Manufactories' Secrets

Seduced? Book!

Choose your language

Pick a date

Pick availability (Duration 1h30)

Indicate the number of people

Adult
15.5€
- 0 +
Réduit
?
Conditions tarif réduit
- moins de 26 ans
- Titulaires de la carte famille nombreuse
- Visiteurs acquittant le droit d'entrée avec des chèques vacances
- Membres de l'association de l'École de Louvre
- Membres des sociétés suivantes :
o Société française d'archéologie, sauvegarde de l'art français
o Société d'histoire de l'art français
o Société nationale des antiquaires de France
9.5€
- 0 +
Mention tarifs
For preferential rates related to age, you will be asked for a piece of identification. You may be denied access if you do not respect the age limits.

Question about your order ? Call us at +33(0)1 42 46 92 10 (0,15€/min)

Remonter

Sign up for our newsletter and take advantage of our latest offers and promotions.