The "Essential Aubusson" tour offers you the chance to visit the highlights of Aubusson and discover its heritage, expertise, and the history of the town.
The artisan who performs the task of tapestry weaving is known as a "lissier" in French. The expertise of the town of Aubusson is now recognised by UNESCO as "intangible cultural heritage of humanity". Observe the traditional process of weaving using a low-warp loom with this demonstration by Patrick Guillot.
Aubusson tapestry making experienced significant changes in the interwar period, at the instigation of the Ecole Nationale d’Art Décoratif d’Aubusson and a variety of artists. Follow the different stages of artisanal and artistic development, with Bruno Ythier, conservator at the Musée de la Tapisserie in Aubusson, as your guide.
The Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie et de l’Art Tissé was established in Aubusson to showcase the expertise recognised by UNESCO as "intangible cultural heritage of humanity". This video will guide you in a more clear understanding of the role of the organisation, which features a museum and has a variety of missions, and allow you to discover the ambitious architectural project for the building where the organisation will be housed in the future.