Entrance to the House of Wool and Cloth

  • French
  • Carca'Pass
  • Yes
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Presentation

La Maison de la Laine et du Drap in Carcassonne - 77 Rue Trivalle

From 15 June 2024, come and discover the exhibition ‘SUIVEZ LE FIL’ in the Maison de la Laine et du Drap.

The creation of a woollen sheet involves several stages, which will be presented one by one in this exhibition.
First of all, the merino sheep and its wool will be presented, followed by the drawing and washing of this same wool. Next, carding and spinning will be demonstrated using historic tools. Then, warping and weaving on a loom to demonstrate this incredible instrument that has been around since Neolithic times. Next, the trade of pareur will be explained and finally, the dyeing process will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the importance of the Carcassonne blues.

The final stop at the Maison de la Laine et du Drap (Wool and Cloth Museum) will look at the Merchant-Manufacturers, the great orchestrators of this industry in the town, as well as the former Manufacture Royale de la Trivalle. Its magnificent façade, visible at the end of the Pont-Vieux, is a reminder of the history that was so important to Carcassonne.

To know

  • Free admission for under-18s
Information
  • Language :
    • French
  • Duration :
    • 45 min.
  • From :
    • 8 years old
Note
  • Special provisions :
    • Accompaniment of an adult is required

Availability

Map

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Maison de la Laine et Drap
77 rue Trivalle
11000
CARCASSONNE
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.20942
Longitude : 2.36396