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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 March 17, 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 October 15, 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 August 7, 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 May 4, 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 October 17, 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 September 30, 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 August 17, 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 October 23, 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 July 23, 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
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I happened on this, and I'm a fiber person so I ducked in. There were three ladies in there working (well, one of them was). There are some pieces for sale but beyond a Bonjour when I entered I was not spoken to. Not much...More

1  Thank Renie W
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