Shuttle from manufacture des Gobelinsto Paris airport


History and visit the Gobelins in Paris

The Gobelins is a tapestry intended to and dyeing. Its implementation was made in 1664 at the request of Colbert, minister of Louis XIV. It is located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris on Avenue gobelins.Elle belongs to the general administration of the national furniture carpets and tapestries.

The building was burned in 1871 and restorations were made by the architect in Formige 912. Other renovations were established in 1970 in the gallery.
Previously, the building of the Gobelins was a mill. The dyer Gilles Gobelin worked there until Colbert decided to turn it into a specialized institution. Workshops for painters, engravers, cabinetmakers, goldsmiths, dyers are installed in the building. The building is designed to make royal furniture, but also gifts that show diplomacy.
Charles Le Brun's official painter of the king was the first director of the factory. He was succeeded by Robert de Cotte the Pierre Mignard; Boucher and many others. The facility meets the Gobelins for high smooth, soap for carpets and the Beauvais factory for low smooth. It respects the techniques used in the seventeenth century tapestry.
Currently, the manufacture of goblins is always on and work in the service of the State. It implements 30 investors with 15 looms. It has a gallery with works of art of tapestry since 1914.

Transfer to the Gobelins in Paris
The Gobelins is located 15.6 km from Orly Airport, 32 km from Charles de Gaulle airport and 101 km from the airport of Beauvais.

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