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Cite internationale de la tapisserie

Open today: 09:30 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:00
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A great place to visit over and over again

We have visited many times since this museum opened in July 2016. It is a big improvement upon the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
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Tapestries - Historical and Contemporary views

A large new museum entirely devoted to tapestry. It does a good job of explaining different... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
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The Cité internationale de la tapisserie in Aubusson (Creuse, France) opened in the former National School of Decorative Art in Aubusson entirely rehabilitated : discover the age-old craftsmanship of Aubusson tapestry ! The heritage collections are...more
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rue des Arts, 23200 Aubusson, France
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+33 5 55 66 66 66
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We have visited many times since this museum opened in July 2016. It is a big improvement upon the old museum ( which is still used to display some pieces) The collection of tapestries and the interactive displays are excellent. We are fortunate to have...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A large new museum entirely devoted to tapestry. It does a good job of explaining different techniques involved and hence the high level of skill required to produce these products. There is an international section to give an overview on different cultural takes on tapestry....More

Thank NileCrocodile
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We visited soon after it opened. A massive improvement from its old home and definitely worth a visit. The history of tapestry production in Aubusson is explained with some beautiful exhibits with interactive displays. the best part must be the main hall with its stage...More

Thank Sevy23
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Absolutely stunning museum on the history of Aubusson's carpet and tapestry speciality. Give your self plenty of time to do this justice!

Thank Eli M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

When visiting Aubusson this museum is a must the tapestries were exquisite and I found the looms and machinery very interesting.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I use to come to the (old) Musée de la tapisserie every year and it was really great. Both permanent and temporary exhibition were really interesting with a lot of tapestries to see. I went to the (new) Cité de la tapisserie today and found...More

Thank martinmilano
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Amazing exhibition of historic and contemporary tapestry designs, some absolutely priceless. The making and history of the tapestry art was well displayed and comprehensively explained. An absolute must if visiting the area. Check their website for opening times and prices.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The tapestries are beautiful and you get a true understanding of how difficult they are to produce by hand. I wanted to buy one, but unfortunately not in my budget this year unless I win the lottery!

Thank jojo2121
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding exhibit of modern and antique tapestries. You should try to watch life demos of tapestry craftsmen. Spend also some time watching the great collection of 19th century photos.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I discovered the existence of this museum whiile visiting Le Blanc in August. On arrival the staff were very friendly and as an English speaking Irish foreigner received a well prepared and substantial folder explaining everything about the tapestries, the making and history. I was...More

Thank ed r
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Response from ririo | Reviewed this property |
Sure their are several shops selling Aubusson pieces. Besides of the Museum there are also some Places were you can see people working and producing Aubusson tapestry. One is the last factory still in activity ( along the... More
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