Galerie des Gobelins

Factory in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Haute lisse (high relief) tapestries have been woven on specialised looms at the Manufacture des Gobelins since the 18th century along with Beauvais-style basse lisse (low relief) tapestries and Savonnerie rugs. Superb examples are showcased in its gallery. Once-weekly guided tours of the factory (1½ hours) lead you through the ateliers (workshops) and exhibits of the thousands of carpets and tapestries woven here; tours are strictly by advance reservation through Cultival (www.cultival.fr).

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