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If you are interested in the industrial heritage of the region or in weaving in particular there is a very good collection of looms, from old wooden hand-operated to an extremely modern programmed one. The guided tour is only in French.
The town of Roubaix is dreary on a normal day, but on a rainy day it was much worse. Not much to do or to see, almost nobody in town can direct you to La Manufacture. If you're not travelling by car, you'll probably think...More
Nobody seemed to be able to tell us where this museum was - about a mile out of town along some interesting Flemish roads. The staff were very friendly and we had a fascinating guided tour with demonstrations oft he different types of looms, and...More
This musum in an old weaving factory is out of the way but well worth finding, with weaving looms from the 18th century up to now. You can go by bus (no 20 from near the town hall square) but my friend and I preferred...More