Cultival offers you an exceptional guided tour where you can go behind the scenes of the famous Manufacture des Gobelins. Your guide will open the doors of this place steeped in history where you will be able to admire the fascinating work of the tapestry weavers.
On site, you will visit one of the three operating studios and witness first-hand the creation of works, sometimes of monumental dimensions, by the artist-technicians. Each site is home to a unique expertise: the Beauvais Manufactory specialises in the making of tapestries on low looms (horizontally) while the Gobelins Manufactory is famous for its tapestries created on high looms (vertically). Finally, the Savonnerie Manufactory is renowned for its carpet-making on high looms.
From the history of the place to modern weaving techniques, your guide will unveil the secrets of this very special craft and will introduce you to the tools used daily by the weavers: pattern, spindle, comb, shuttle, mirror... all the many objects used by these artists throughout the process of creating a piece of work.
How many artist-technicians are needed for one piece of work? When is a tapestry officially completed? How long does the creation process take? How does one become a tapestry weaver? From a general presentation of the manufactory to the vocabulary used in the workshops, your guide will answer all your questions and help you discover this magnificent French craftsmanship, whose creations are exported all over the world.
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
The National Manufactorie's Studios and the Cultival teams wish to offer you a safe, warm welcome and guarantee respect for physical distancing and protective measures to ensure your peace of mind.
For everyone's safety, our guides and the Manufacture des Gobelins staff will be wearing masks.
Wearing a mask (not provided) is compulsory for visitors over 11 years old,.
Do not touch anything during the visit.
PLEASE NOTE: the duration of the visit is 1 hour.
In a period of temporary display, this visit gives you free access to the current exhibition.
The studio is a workplace where the need for calm and concentration is necessary. For the respect of image rights, it is strictly forbidden to take photos of workshops and art technicians.
Suitcases are neither accepted nor kept due to the Vigipirate plan.
During temporary exhibition periods, this visit gives you free access to the current exhibition.
OUTDOOR MEETING POINT: In front of the reception of the Galerie des Gobelins. Please respect the safety distances while waiting for the start of the visit.
- Manufacture des Gobelins - Mobilier national
- 42 Avenue des Gobelins
- 75013 Paris
- Métro : Gobelins (L7)