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Cite internationale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais

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Address: 135 Quai du Commerce, Calais, France
Phone Number: +33 3 21 00 42 30
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Lace and fashion

Such an interesting exhibition of fashion and lace. We spent hours there as there was so much to see. We also had a very nice lunch in the restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Such an interesting exhibition of fashion and lace. We spent hours there as there was so much to see. We also had a very nice lunch in the restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Looking forward to returning to see the next special exhibit. If you love lace and would like to know everything about it....run to this museum. Easy parking. Signage is great. You'll spend an hour or two learning and walking - lots of walking.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Some different shops and a real French feel. A nature shop is really worth a visit. Very clean and tidy and just a few minutes from the shuttle terminal.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I paid a visit to kill some time and to be honest I wasn't expecting much given my lack of interest in lace, however I was really impressed with the whole experience. Great customer service and displays. The demonstration of how the machines work was all in French but still interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I took my mother-in-law here whilst on a 'booze-cruise' and it was fascinating. Whilst I am not a fan of lace the museum was excellent and nobody could fail to be impressed by this excellent museum. In addition to an excellent display on the history of lace, the museum also covers the development of Calais as a town and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We happened upon this museum as we walking into Calais along the riverside. We didn't realise what it was at first but were fascinated by the exterior facade. Huge glass panels, studded with holes and with one panel convex and one concave. Quite unusual. There is a little miniature topiary garden at the front too which just adds to the... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I love lace, so on a long weekend visit to Calais this was well worth a visit. As previously mentioned the lighting was dim, presumably to protect the lace. The machinery was interesting, but the demonstration was conducted in French and really hard to follow! I abandoned this and returned to the fashion exhibition which was wonderful but then I... More 

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The museum's default exhibit is a very interesting, well balanced display of the main aspects of lace manufacturing, and it's historical development ever since the Middle Ages. My only critical comment is that the light in the exhibition rooms is fairly minimal, so that you loose time by peering after what has been written. In addition, the museum has special... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The is easy access and parking is east,but I think it is there mainly for the English as you can see by the range of wines on offer.I think it is better to visit outside Boulogne where most of the customers are French

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A very well put together little museum of the history of lace making, its impact on the town, where is came from, how mechanisation affected the artisans, wonderful examples and costumes, and above all a brilliant demonstration with an old machine of how the Jacquard method works.

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Additional Information about Cite internationale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais

Address: 135 Quai du Commerce, Calais, France
Phone Number: +33 3 21 00 42 30
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Calais
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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