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Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux)

6 rue Leonard Lambert Leforestier, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 73 80
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6 rue Leonard Lambert Leforestier, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 73 80
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The Lace Conservatory is actually a storefront in a historic building across the street from the cathedral. There were three women working at small tables, each making a different lace design. It is truly amazing to watch them work; I have never seen anything so...More

Thank Camella5
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a small representation of the area's lace production. At one time, lace made the region famous. There were 3 women the day I visited. No one spoke English, and as a typical American, I barely speak American, so no information was exchanged. One...More

1  Thank rob2269
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Waited for reopening after lunch closure...entered and was barely acknowledged by woman sitting in corner...looked around the large room with examples of lace. I went over to where the employee was sitting and looking at threads. Thinking she would begin a demonstration, I waited observing...More

2  Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I am in awe of these ladies, their lace work is exquisite. The tradition of lace making continues under their nimble fingers.

Thank travelr104
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This group of folks is preserving an important art form, and their products are beautiful. There is one room and some fine examples to look at. There is no interaction or explanation, but you can watch them work. When we visited there were 3 women...More

1  Thank svale87
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The women who work here allowed us to watch them create beautiful lace work. They produced handmade lace work like bookmarks, earrings, pin flowers, lace scarves and shawls among other pieces. The attention to detail was amazing.

Thank michele15938
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Everything in the little town of Bayeux is worth seeing, The Bayeux Tapestry, amazing. The Lace that is exhibited is a credit to the makers and it is shown in lots of places around town, Teacher of the Bayeux stitch is a most rewarding experience...More

1  Thank Loiswoollams
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Love the skill, craft manship and artistry involved in the bobbin lace making. From the concept, pattern making to the skill of the lacemakers... outstanding and very informative.

Thank 279SharonB
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I am not crazy about lace, but my appreciation for it grew by orders of magnitude when I saw how it was made. In an age where cheap and fast is often prized over beauty and craftsmanship! the lace conservatory preserves the latter. It was...More

1  Thank Elliehoo
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Since I work at a fabric store, I was looking forward to seeing the work that these ladies do compared to the mechanically produced lace we sell where I'm employed. It's a very small workshop/conservatory space, but that makes their handiwork so much more intimate....More

4  Thank Catherine H
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