The Cité & its museum

Practical information

At the heart of France, the Cité internationale de la tapisserie is midway between Clermont-Ferrand and Limoges.


Following the new health protection regulations, visitors over 18 years of age must present a sanitary pass (paper or electronic version of the QR code) or a negative PCR test less than 48 hours old ("TousAntiCovid" application) to the Cité de la Tapisserie reception staff, as of 21st July 2021. Visitors are also required to wear a mask.


opening hours

July and August

Daily 10am-6 pm. Closed on Tuesdays mornings. Free guided tours at 11am and 3pm (without booking).

From September to June

Daily 9.30 am-12 pm and 2 pm-6 pm. Closed on Tuesdays. 

The museum is closed all January for the exhibition turnover. 

Admission fees

Full rate 8 €

Reduced rate 5,50 € : students, visitors under 25 ans, visitors over 65, groups from 10 persons.

Free admission : children under 18, Limoges City Pass, ICOM members, journalists on presentation of press pass, National Education cards holders, agents of the Ministry of Culture, professionals of the tapestry sector as it is inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, members of the Society of Friends of the Cité internationale de la tapisserie whose annual subscription is up-to-date.

Guided tours

Guided tours (on reservation excepted in July and August) in addition of the reduced rate: in English 45 € from 1 to 20 persons / 2,30 € per person from 21 to 40 persons.

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins (reduced at 1 hour on request)

For additional information, please contact the Museum : + 33 (0)5 55 66 66 66.

Small pets are allowed. Guide dogs and assistance dogs for the visually impaired or disabled are allowed.


Postal adress

Rue des Arts - BP 89


Visitors entrance

Rue Williams-Dumazet


Access by train

From Paris-Austerlitz, line Paris-Brive. Stop at La Souterraine. Regional line La Souterraine-Aubusson (bus).

By bus

Line 17 Clermont-Ferrand > Aubusson / Felletin ; Line 9 Limoges > Aubusson / Felletin ; Line 5 Montluçon > Aubusson / Felletin ; La Souterraine Gare SNCF > Aubusson ; 

Stop at Aubusson Gare routière.

By car

GPS coordinates : Latitude 45.954350 ; Longitude 2.166709

On the Limoges > Clermont-Ferrand axis. Near A71, A89 and RN145 (RCEA). 

From Paris by A10 towards Vierzon, then Montluçon (N145), exit Gouzon take the D997 to Chénérailles, then the D990 to Aubusson.

From Lyons by A89 towards Clermont-Ferrand, after Clermont-Ferrand take the exit Bromont-Lamothe (D941) to Aubusson.

From Bordeaux by A89 (The Transeuropean) towards Libourne, exit 23 to Ussel centre, then follow the D982 towards La Courtine, to Aubusson.


The Cité internationale de la tapisserie is one of the destinations proposed by the cultural ridesharing site

Parking around the Cité

Place Maurice Dayras, Esplanade Charles De Gaulle and Gare routière.

The library - resources centre

The resources centre is open by appointment only (+ 33 (0)5 55 83 08 33). The documents can be consulted on site only (no loan).

Requests about artists, tapestry or wokshop identification are accepted by mail (Centre de ressources de la Cité de la tapisserie, BP 89, rue des Arts – 23200 AUBUSSON) or by e-mail