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Address: 54 rue Charles de Gaulle | Chateau de l'Eglantine, 78350 Jouy en Josas, Versailles, France
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Witnessing historical linen manufacturing industry since 18th Century

Located at 10min. driving distance from Versaille, we visited this museum as advised by a guide. The museum displays fine pieces of Jouy linen (high quality printed cotton with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located at 10min. driving distance from Versaille, we visited this museum as advised by a guide. The museum displays fine pieces of Jouy linen (high quality printed cotton with traditional patterns: nature, animals, plants, scenes from everyday life). I was more interested by the information panels explaining very well how an industry is built from scratch, how it survived the... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is a small museum that is interesting but fairly limited in the explanations of the history, technique and social life of the production of toile de Jouy. Also, I speak fluent French, but for those who do not, it is a shame that more explanations are not given in English. The museum shop has many overpriced items.

Thank TSinParis
Dexter, Michigan
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

We spend a more time getting there by train and getting back to Paris then visiting the museum. Toile is one of my wife's favorite design concepts, we have various fabric and products through out out house. But, the museum is small with very limited displays and small town curation. The story is incomplete and not well documented in the... More 

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World is not enought
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Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum for people with interest in toile de Jouy. This is a unique garment designed and manufacturer in Jouy from mid 18 century. It is very chic. My recommendation: spend time visiting the park across the street. It is lovely in summer and you should enjoy a picnic near the small lake.

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Holton Le Clay
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

For one thing you have to wait until 11 AM for the doors to open. The whole visit does not merit more than 1/2 hour. It lacks animations, only one video explains the different phases of the colour hand-printing of the toile de Jouy. It's provincial and overstated.

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Birmingham, UK
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Reviewed March 29, 2010

This is a specialist museum of 'Toile de Jouy' fabrics. The collection is comprehensive and very well displayed but not too big to see comfortably. There is a shop with Toile related goods and a small cafe as well as free parking. It is very near to Versailles and not far from Paris so it makes a good excursion. I... More 

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