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Aubusson

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse

Aubusson - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Creuse
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The tapestry capital of Aubusson on the River Creuse has an important architectural heritage, the legacy of its rich past. A stroll through the town reveals unspoiled, picturesque narrow streets, large houses with turrets, period houses and fountains. Granite, an omnipresent material in the town's architecture, gives the place undeniable charm.

Not to be missed: the Terrade district, with its old stone bridge spanning the River Creuse and its beautiful houses nestling along the water; the Clock tower, former watchtower; the Sainte-Croix church and the ruins of the castle in the hills above the city; the House of the Tapestry-maker, a magnificent 16th-century house, dedicated to the history and the tradition of the Aubusson tapestry; the local Tapestry museum and its remarkable collections...

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Aubusson

Nestled in a verdant setting, the Capitale de la Tapisserie is located in the heart of France, in the department of Creuse, in the Limousin region.

On the occasion of a brief stop on your way or during your next vacation in Creuse or during a short stay in Aubusson; The rich heritage of this beautiful city deserves the detour...

The Tapestry of Aubusson, a centuries-old weaving art, was registered on 30 September 2009 as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage. This worldwide recognition celebrates more than 5 centuries of creation and craftsmanship; It honors all the weavers who for centuries have worked for this demanding activity.

Things to see and do

The International City of Tapestry.

La Maison du Tapissier - Weaving demonstration: The history and tradition of the Tapestry of Aubusson are presented in a magnificent 16th century turret house in the heart of the historic center.

Exhibition-Collection Fougerol: This confidential place contains 135 woven pieces from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries: tapestries, old prints, seat tapestries... made in Aubusson and in Flanders.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Mid-July: Festival Art in the street. Theater performances, music, outdoor cinema, running 'Orni Cup', children's shows...

From mid-July to mid-August: Festival Music in the Heart of the Tapestry. Chamber music and organ concerts in the churches Aubusson and its surroundings.

In July: Antiquarian Book Fair. Sales exhibition by specialist booksellers in the Polyvalent Hall of Aubusson.

Photos

Bridge of La Terrade
Bridge of La Terrade
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Building of the savings bank
Building of the savings bank
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Demonstration of weaving in the Maison du Tapissier
Demonstration of weaving in the Maison du Tapissier
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House of the old tapissier
House of the old tapissier
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby