The decorative arts are housed in the Lacroix-Laval mansion by Soufflot (architect of Paris’ Panthéon). Among the furniture and objets d’art is a five-octave harpsichord by Donzelague, the 18th-century creator of musical instruments. The collection next door in the l’Hôtel de Villeroy takes you through 2,000 years of priceless fabrics from around the world. Look for the partridge-motif brocade from Marie Antoinette’s bedchamber and a 150-color brocaded satin woven for Queen Victoria.
Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs
34 rue de la Charité
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Tues–Sun 10am–6pm (ticket booth closes at 5:30pm) Transportation Métro: Ampère Victor Hugo Phone 04-78-38-42-00 Prices Admission 10€ adults; 7.50€ ages 12–25; free for children 11 and under Web site Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs
Map34 rue de la Charité Lyon
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