A general view of Aubusson|
A general view of Aubusson
Musée Départemental de la Tapisserie
Created in 1981, the museum exhibits nearly 600 years of tapestry creation and production. This rich collection is composed of 17th, 18th and 19th Century tapestries and carpets. As well as works from its own collection, there are also regular exhibitions of tapestries from around the world, showcasing works right up to the present day.
Centre Culturel Jean Lurcat, Avenue des Lissiers
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Maison du Tapissier
This is a permanent exhibition that is staged in an ancient Creusois house in Aubusson. The interior tells the history and traditions of tapestry as well as showing furniture of the period.
- The Clock Tower
- The old town (ancient buildings)
- Sainte-Croix church
- Ruins of the chateau (also called le Chapitre)
- The Vallenet House
In the medieval period, Aubusson was a vice-county. Its rulers were:
- Ranulf I ?-934
- Robert I 934-942
- Renaud I 942-958 (son of Ranulf I)
- Ranulf II Cabridel 958-1031
- Ranulf III 1031-1060
- Renaud III 1060-1069
- William I 1069-1106
- Renaud IV 1106-?
- Renaud V The Leper ?-1185
- Guy I 1185- ?
- Renaud VI ?-1249
- Ranulf V 1249-c. 1265
- William II (heir) 1263, lord of La Borne, La Feuillade, Monteil-au-Vicomte, Poux, Pintarion and Damoiseau (1317), started a noble line that continued with his son Renaud VIII (1317–1353) and his successors.
Around 1263/1266 the vice-county was sold to the count of La Marche.
- Jules Sandeau (1811–1883), member of the Académie française
- Alfred Assollant (1827–1886), Children’s author – “The Adventures of Captain Corcoran”. He was a notable opponent of Napoleon III.
- Camille Benassy (1887–1958), mayor of Aubusson but also a national politician.
- Jean-Joseph Sanfourche has made tapestries, one conducted in Aubusson with its forms, even the most unusual.
- André Jorrand (1921-2007), born in Aubusson and died in Belvès (grand-son of Antoine Jorrand and brother of Bruno Jorrand) was magistrate, composer and organist first holder of the Holy Cross church. A street of Aubusson bears his name.
Two contemporary political figures Aubussonnaises distant origins. This is Philippe de Villiers, one grandfather, Guy of Plantadis was lord of Aubusson, and Michel Sapin counts in his mother genealogy several families of weavers and notables of the city, such as "Chaussat "the" Montlucon ", the" Rebière "or" the Seiglière. "Finally, Georges Sarre and Michel Pinton come from several families around Aubusson and were born respectively in Chénérailles and Felletin towns in the district of Aubusson.
- Anne-Marie Couderc, born 13 February 1950 in Aubusson, was secretary of State to the Prime Minister for Employment 1 Juppé government (May 18 to November 6, 1995) and Minister to the Minister of Labour and social Services for Employment in the second Juppé government (from 6 November 1995 to 4 June 1997).
Aubusson is twinned with:
- "Aubusson" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. 1878.
- Dominique Dussot. Archeological Map of Gaul - The Creuse. Academy Académie des inscriptions et belles lettres. Paris 1989.
- Marcel Villoutreix, The names of places of the Limousin, history of a region, Association des Antiquités Historiques du Limousin, p 61, Dismiss 2002.
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(All French language)
- Site du Théâtre Jean Lurçat - Scène nationale
- Site du Musée de la Tapisserie
- Site sur la ville aujourd'hui
- Site de la ville
- Site sur le passé de la ville
- on Quid website
- Localisation d'Aubusson on a map of France
- Map of Aubusson on Mapquest
- Website of the Association Les Amis de l'Orgue d'Aubusson