Manufacture des Gobelins
42, avenue des Gobelins, 13th
Tel 0 1 44 54 19 33
Originally set up in the mid-1500s as a fabric dying workshop by the artisan Jean Gobelin, it was converted into the royal tapestry manufacturers by King Louis XIV’s minister Colbert in 1662. By the 18th century the Gobelins was famous throughout Europe, and today its tapestries can be found in museums around the world .
Opening Hours: Tour the workshops, which still operate using 17th-century weaving techniques, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and 2:45pm.
Tickets: Entry €8 (€6 for visitors 7-25, kids under 7 free)