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...
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.