Musee des Tapisserie

Museum in Aix en Provence

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The former Archbishop’s Palace, which has become the “Tapestry Museum” since 1909, is a vast building made up of four wings framing an interior courtyard. The Musee des Tapisseries is home to a diverse and extensive array of tapestries dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Among its notable collections is the ‘Grotesques,’ a series of theatrical tapestries crafted in Beauvais around 1689. Additionally, the museum boasts a one-of-a-kind collection titled ‘L’histoire de Don Quichotte’ from 1735, which is unparalleled in the world.

In addition to its historical tapestries, the museum showcases contemporary textile art, enriching its offerings with a modern perspective. A dedicated section of the museum is devoted to the ‘Arts du Spectacle,’ featuring models, costumes, sets, and various historical documents that provide insight into the world of performing arts. This multifaceted collection offers visitors a comprehensive exploration of textile artistry and its intersection with theatrical spectacle across different eras.

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Visiting Musee des Tapisserie


Open every day except Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.



Address: Musée des Tapisseries, Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 20 minutes

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