Musee Souleiado

Musee Souleiado, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Musee Souleiado Reviews: 4/5

Musee Souleiado
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cararro
New York City, NY1,242 contributions
Fabric
Oct 2019 • Couples
Interesting museum of the history of fabric manufacturing in Tarascon and the connection to Souleiado, which is apparently a high priced line of clothing. Poor English translations left us unable to fully enjoy the self tour. A shop is open across from the museum with clothing priced higher than I could have imagined.
Written October 13, 2019
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Manon K
Evanston, IL10 contributions
this is a wonderful place to visit if you are interested in fabric, fashion or regional culture
Jul 2017 • Couples
I visited the outlet store in the summer of 2017. I loved the shopping and purchased a few beautiful items. It is a real outlet store plus .new merchandise. I wanted a pair of boots and one of the store staff had to go get them from the warehouse.

While we waited we spent about a hour looking at the museum which occupies the other side of the courtyard. It was fascinating lots of fabric, printing blocks and other vintage items. Lots of vintage clothes on display.

My wife and I enjoy this sort of local history not for everyone but well worth it if you like textiles.
Written March 6, 2018
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,058 contributions
Celebrating life
Jun 2017 • Solo
I became interested in this typical brand of the Provence when I discovered that Pablo Picasso was one of their customers. The museum offers the history of the brand as well as a celebration of life. The vibrant colours and lively patterns are the trademark of Souleiado. And the entrance of the shop is in the same courtyard.
Written June 7, 2017
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lyn-tony
Sorrento, Australia55 contributions
Interesting, but nothing in English
Sep 2016 • Friends
This could have been an interesting although expensive (€7) visit if there had been some information in English. The museum is situated in an old and grand house, there are several rooms devoted to dyes, pattern making and fabrics, however there is NO information available in English. Many dresses are on display from over the years and there is a clothing shop opposite. No photos allowed.
Written September 7, 2016
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RayAnh72
Hong Kong, China664 contributions
Nostalgic look back on former glory
Jun 2016 • Friends
We can salute the dedication of the new owners of Souleiado to the glorious Provence tradition of cotton prints and wish them well in their task of reviving the brand. Tarascon can certainly use an economic kick. This beautiful building has been home to a cotton print factory since 1806. You may or may not get all the intricacies of the cotton printing technique, but the unmistakable feeling is: those were the years. The art deco designs of Leo Lelee were a worthwhile discovery for me, and the room full of Apt-earth ceramic is as good as you’ll see anywhere, but the slightly forced cheerfulness of the last room presenting creations using Souleiado fabrics makes clear that reviving the magic of the 1950-70’s will not be easy. But who knows?
Written July 13, 2016
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Genoa, Italy16 contributions
Amazing experience of colors!
May 2016 • Friends
A hidden gem in Provence which gives a historical sense and explanation to the place and time and also gives you that "WOW" feeling!
Incredibly beautiful designs that are inspired from India and France, all made between 1870 and 1930 that are now used for the company's fashion line. Historical house and fairy tale setting. I really think this is one of the more interesting places to visit. The "coin d'affaires", the bargain section at the end of the shop next door is great too!!!!!
Written May 21, 2016
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fibersong
Asheville, NC51 contributions
Fabric and quilt fans will love the Provencal history here.
Jul 2015 • Couples
This museum is the history of Provencal fabric and the Souleiado family of fabric printers. The original workshop and many of the block print blocks are still there, as is a startling array of fabric samples, dresses, quilts, and knicknacks from that era.

The one bad thing is the museum does not allow photographs, but they also don't have any decent postcards or a book to replace that. I should have taken photos anyway!

They have a fabric and clothing store both on the premises, and I think I saw their shops in other cities as well.

We had lunch on the plaza around the corner, then went to the Chateau Tarascon.
Written January 19, 2016
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ruthrees
Ireland124 contributions
Intoxicating mix of colour and Provencal history
Aug 2015
OK, it's not the cheapest museum in the world but it is quite a unique one - anyone with an interest in fashion and design will love this place. The museum takes you through the whole history of Souleido (and it is noticeable how many of today's fashion designers are inspired by the fabrics) as well as rooms dedicated to Provencal furniture and ceramics. There is also a tea room and a jaw-droppingly sumptuous shop with some highly covetable clothing!
Written August 13, 2015
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palmpirate
British Columbia, Canada555 contributions
Really beautiful display of textiles and fashions
Jun 2014 • Friends
This was quite an unexpected treat. Here they have displays of the textiles and fashions through the ages, and fascinating set ups of how they did the dying and printing of the traditional patterns.
There are also some lovely old quilts that are quite unique. The more modern styles are on mannequins that you can walk around as if part of the crowd. Very clever!
Across the courtyard is the retail store where they have a large selection if this is your style!
Written June 30, 2014
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GreyPoundLondon
London, UK182 contributions
More of a commercial for the company than a museum
Apr 2014 • Couples
I was disappointed in this museum because I expected to see much more about the process of printing 'Provencal' fabrics. The brochure states, "You will learn the secrets of fabric making ...". Admittedly my reasonable French wasn't up to understanding all the information displayed but I came away none the wiser about fabric printing. The 40,000 wood blocks stored in the museum (according to the brochure again) seem to be stored on shelves in an area that cannot be viewed close up. What the visitor can see are many displays of clothes made up in the company's products. If the museum had been free to enter, or even if the entry charge was nominal, I would have written an enthusiastic review, but it wasn't so I came away feeling I had been charged for a sales promotion. It doesn't cost anything to visit the shop on the other side of the courtyard so maybe that would be a better option if you can't understand French very well.
Written May 2, 2014
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