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Mobilier National et Manufactures des Gobelins

42 avenue des Gobelins, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 44 08 53 20
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The National Furniture Administration and the National Tapestry and Carpet Manufactories have brought together at the Gobelins site four historic institutions that date back to the 17th century: The National Furniture Collection, the Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory, The Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory (some of the workshops are also located in Beauvais), and La Savonnerie Carpet Manufactory.The exhibition space known as "La Galerie des Gobelins" welcomes temporary exhibitions. GOBELINS TAPESTRY MANUFACTORY History Since 1662, when Louis XIV’s finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert decided to bring together all of the Parisian weaving and tapestry workshops as well as those set up in Maincy by Nicolas Fouquet in one location, the Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory has continued to play a key role in the history of tapestry. The workshop was named after a family of dyers, the Gobelins, who did business on the banks of the Bievre starting in the mid-15th century. Charles Le Brun, First Painter to Louis XIV, was the manufactory’s first director. He allowed not only painters and tapestry makers, but also goldsmiths, metal casters, engravers, and cabinetmakers to set up workshops at the Gobelins site. Under Le Brun’s supervision, the extraordinary tapestries produced at the manufactory, which were designed for the homes of French royalty and as diplomatic gifts, earned international renown that has survived for more than three centuries.
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Not what I was expecting but it was ok - there was a display of chairs and some tapestry so not really the focus I expected.

Thank Lkbmp
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I would just pass by and admire the exterior of the building due to its historical relevance that most of the tapestries seen in museums and palaces were mostly manufactured here. The inside didn't have much interesting things to see as can be also seen...More

2  Thank Tikbal
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Headed to the offbeat Gobelins Manufactury for an exhibit on seating through French history. What a great show. Very well curated in a beautiful underused setting home to the famed tapestry works. Another hidden Paris museum gem. Only opened to the public for specific exhibits.

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We knew the tour would be in French. OK, it is in France. Our guide took us into a courtyard, talked for 15 minutes about the history and company, then walked us through the interior streets of the complex, telling about the buildings and what...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Next to the factory are the Galleries. Up to September 18 2016 there is an exhibition of the 'modern' tapestries of Jean Lurcat. I went with interest in historic tapestries but no expectation. The quality of the artistic conception, the colours and the story of...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Manufacture des Gobelins At €18 this is a very expensive and disappointing tour even for someone like me who is very interested in this craft. The first 50 minutes of the tour were spent standing listening to the guide. There are no tours in English,...More

Thank Tasbee
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

We were a large group attending a conference in Paris near the Gobelin manufacture, and therefore it was obvious to include a visit to the Gobelins. And we were not disappointed: it was outstanding to experience the concentrated work and handcraft of the chosen few...More

Thank Niels B
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

A French establishment where the not only repair old tapestries and furniture of national significance but also teach the art and make new items. Visited the display of Napoleon's bivouac which on display, worth. Visit!

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We visited the workshop (we missed the tour. Not sure when the tours are, and they are only in French.) The workshop is open several days a week. The display is described all in French, but on the second floor there are artisans who were...More

1  Thank cararro
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Years ago I visited the Atelier Gobelin to see the tapestry looms in action. This trip, I went to the Gobelin building which is not the one pictured on this site. They did have a couple tapestry sewing demonstrations and a special exhibition on the...More

Thank j25aj
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