"From fibre to clothing, the history of a territory"

The textile and fashion museum is housed in two main buildings. The reception building, called "Crystal Palace", presents the technical evolution of weaving thanks to machines in function…

Agglomération du Choletais

The textile and fashion museum is housed in two main buildings. The reception building, called "Crystal Palace", presents the technical evolution of weaving through machines in operation. In the former laundry, the visitor continues his discovery: ennoblement of the canvases and flagship productions (white, red handkerchief, clothing, children’s fashion). Sunday afternoon, from 2:30 pm to 6 pm: guided tour departure every 30 minutes.

About the venue

Rue du Docteur Roux, 49300 Cholet
  • Musée, salle d'exposition
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  • Musée de France

The museum is housed in a laundry built in 1881, which operated until 1940\. Its garden invites you to discover the unusual use of tinctorial and fiber plants in the crafts and textile industry. In a maze of colours, these plant species reveal the secrets of a thousand-year-old know-how. It provides a rich and lively panorama of the choletaise textile industry. We find there the steps of the manufacture of the fiber to the yarn and the yarn to the fabric. Last workshop of manufacture handkerchief red of Cholet.

Musée du textile