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VM121 French Royal Tapestries at the Manufacture des Gobelins

  • 12 Mar 2015
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
  • meet at 1:00 PM Manufacture des Gobelins, 42 Avenue des Gobelins - 75013 Paris. Métro: Les Gobelins (line 7).

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

La Manufacture des Gobelins was founded as a dye works in the mid-15th century by Jean Gobelin. In 1662, Louis XIV purchased the Gobelins factory and founded a royal tapestry and furniture works that produced some of the most famous tapestries to date, including those in Versailles. After 1697, the factory specialized solely in the art of tapestry making and continues to do so today. 

Come and discover this beautiful and historical compound of workshops and residences where you will see modern tapissiers weaving in their workshops. You will learn the techniques of tapestry making and revel in the beauty of the tapestries that adorn many of the great palaces of the world.

Instructor: Guide to be provided by la Manufacture des Gobelins

Deadline for registration: 4th March

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