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Guided tour of the Gobelins Manufactory

From 15.50 €




National Manufactories Secrets and Studios: a behind-the-scenes look at a fine

The Gobelins national manufactories have furnished no fewer than 600 state
buildings with rugs and tapestries produced by 80 artists, using 23,000 colours
at 3 manufactories boasting unique traditional weaving know-how.

The Gobelins and Beauvais manufactories produce tapestries using the high-heddle
and low-heddle techniques respectively. The Manufacture de la Savonnerie,
meanwhile, produces rugs using the high-heddle method.

Your guide will take you into the weavers’ workshops and share all their
secrets. Visit two of the three workshops still in operation and discover the
meticulous precision that goes into making beautiful furnishings for state

A unique tour that lifts the lid on a profession full of artistry.

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  • Your ticket is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

  • Reservation required using the telephone number or website address shown
    on your ticket Important: Please wait 24 hours after purchasing your tickets
    to make your reservation. 

  • Reduced price:

    • Holders of the Famille Nombreuse card

> - Visitors paying the entrance free with “chèques vacances”

> - Members of the Association de l’École de Louvre

> - Members of the following societies:

> - Société française d’archéologie, sauvegarde de l’art français

> - Société d’histoire de l’art français

> -  Société nationale des antiquaires de France


  • Duration of the tour: 1h30

  • Guided tour every Wednesday at 15:00

  • The tour route includes several staircases and cobbled courtyards. Avoid
    high-heeled shoes. No elevators.

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42 avenue des Gobelins
75013 PARIS 13
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