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The International Tapestry City

The International Tapestry City

The Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie has taken over the former École Nationale d’Art Décoratif in Aubusson. It is no coincidence that this building dedicated to craftsmanship has become the temple of a world-renowned art.

When you step through the door, it’s much more than a museum you discover, it’s the temple of woven art.

Your journey begins for nearly 6 centuries of Aubusson tapestries. The theatrical settings transport you to each of the eras of tapestry creation.
The immersion is total, especially when you discover the nave of hangings, a space dedicated to the largest woven pieces. The size of the room suggests humility and respect in the face of a high-precision know-how for which Aubusson tapestry boasts recognition as a universal intangible heritage.


Contemporary creation is also widely represented.

A room is entirely devoted to it, presenting models and weavings just “fallen” from the craft. These exhibitions are constantly changing. Works that travel the world’s galleries and museums are replaced by new creations.

As a space totally dedicated to tapestry, different textile arts used around the world are also on display. workshops are also accessible in order to witness the weaving.
The Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie hosting within it a training place for future professionals of the woven art, makes it a living place and the beating heart of Aubusson.

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