Woven oven a period of eight years in the 19th century, and ordered by King Charles X and Napoleon III, this huge beauty measures nearly 200m² and has only been shown to the public once in the last thirty years.
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Woven by the famous Manufacture de la Savonnerie between 1825 and 1833, the Notre-Dame choir carpet (possibly not the most elegant translation of tapis de chœur) has only been unrolled once in 30 years (back in 2014) and seeing it displayed in thus a rare event indeed.
Presented in the vast nave of Notre-Dame together with a selection of liturgical clothing, the history behind its creation and manufacture is fascinating, and you’ll be able to read all about it as you walk round the exhibition.
We went down to take a few photos for you, but you really should go yourselves to appreciate the beauty, bright colours and epic size of the piece. Entrance is free, but the exhibition only lasts ten days, so don’t dally…
To check out all our photos of the exhibition at Notre-Dame, simply click ici.
And for more info on the official cathedral site, click here.
The choir carpet is on show at Notre-Dame (here) until 14th January 2017
Open every day except Sunday 8th January from 8am-6.45pm (7.15pm Saturday)