« Le musée des Tapis » is opened on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. this week.
It will be open on the same days and hours until Tuesday 14th July.
In order to regulate entry into the museum, visitors are asked to book preferably by sending an SMS or by calling +33 6 49 75 47 14.
The recommended sanitary measures will be applied :
- Masks must be worn,
- Social distancing : maximum 8 people in the museum (20 m² per person / 215.3 sq ft per person)
- Circuit in the museum
- Hydroalcoholic gel available to visitors
Many thanks in advance for your understanding.
« Le musée des Tapis » : an invitation to travel
The only carpet museum in the West of France.
By visiting the carpet museum, visitors will be able to discover a panorama of the most significant carpets of the Silk Road: China, Tibet, India, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Caucasus and Turkey.
Carpets that are usually seen in books are collected in the museum.
The carpet is a complex object, at the same time craft, art and also vector of the multiple eastern cultures.
How to come to the museum ?
By car :
« Le musée des Tapis de tradition » is located 30 km from Angers, 56 km from Nantes and 50 km from Cholet, on D 723 (secondary road), in Ingrandes, at the place called « La Riottière ».
The museum is in an old antique shop, of which the sign on the street still testifies. It is in the courtyard.
GPS North 47.41.0415 West 0.93 5564
Parking : There are two parking places in the courtyard for persons with restricted mobility.
Immediate parking, rue de Candé.
By train :
The museum is located 1,5 km from Ingrandes station (ANGERS-NANTES line)
By motorway :
Coming from NANTES, exit ANCENIS then direction ANGERS by D723.
Coming from ANGERS, exit St Germain des Prés, then direction NANTES by D723.
Musée des Tapis de Tradition
Opened from 4th April to 2nd November 2020 on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 2:30pm-6pm.
From 14th July to 31st August 2020, opened from Wednesday to Sunday.
The other days, visit possible on reservation
SMS : +33 6 49 47 14 or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult : 5€
Child (6-14 years old) : 3€
Guided tour : entrance + 3€
Payment : cash and/or cheque
2020 Exhibition at the Carpet Museum: If the carpets spoke...
…they woud tell us their story. On the Silk Road, from China to Turkey, we’ve made, for centuries, numerous carpets by hand that seem at first sight, all different from each other.
By looking closer, these carpets were made from a small number of standard plans (less than ten) that appeared successively, each one in its turn, without removing the previous one, in order to constitute a repertoire from which the current creativity of the weavers still draws today.
These types of carpetsare not just decorative plan organization games. They are charged with deeply human symbolic meanings of universal value. They thus testify to a thought, a sensitivity, a belief whose communication channel uses the various expressive means offered by the carpet.