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Cluny Embroidery Centre

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Exquisite Embroidery

The center was next door to our accommodation but sadly, we were able to visit it only on our last... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Noida, India

connected with the Cluny sister's efforts, this is place to view and maybe purchase some fine... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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A world of stunning hues and delicate shades comes alive as visions of nature are converted into hand-embroidered motifs by women delicately creating inspired masterpieces on a variety of linen. Gentle hands and precise movements bring to life art...more
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46 Rue Romain Rolland Street | Hotel Lagrenee de Mezieres, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The center was next door to our accommodation but sadly, we were able to visit it only on our last day here. In hindsight, maybe that was better; else we would have ended up buying more stuff. The center is run by nuns. Here destitute...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

connected with the Cluny sister's efforts, this is place to view and maybe purchase some fine embroidery to help the effort

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

One of the most interesting places, Cluny Embroidery Centre is where you can see underprivileged women working wonders with their hand stitched designs. The workshop is run by a local convent and offers some of the most stunning vintage handicrafts not found anywhere else in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Absolutely exquisite embroidery done on mats/napkins/doilies/ towels by women. its run by the nuns. A bit expensive but definitely worth it. Very detailed flowers/ butterflies / motifs.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Gerald Sridhar S, Ambassador at Cluny Embroidery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Thank you Bharat257 for your kind comment. All donations, which go directly to the women, can make a difference, thank you for your support!

Reviewed March 30, 2018

This is a must visit place in the city. The embroidery products are very nice and excellent. Can spend a lot of time here.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

The place offers some of the best embroidery products that you will ever see, and you can witness the whole embroidery process in front of you! This place employs heaps of women who do embroidery as a source of income. No wonder it is a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful place where time has stopped for the pleasure of the visitor who enjoys discovering heritage architecture and outstanding linen art&craft. If you are happy enough to visit on a day when Aloka is present and illuminates the place by her joyful...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We are a crazy family and we go to any extent to make sure that we get what we want. The Cluny Embroidery Centre is a must visit and to see the women knitting and the embroidery is worth it. We were on the lookout...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

In a beautiful setting right in the middle of the French quarter, they sell lovely towels, panels etc. As they had run out of a matching handtowel to go with a bath towel, they offered to embroider one for me within less than 48 hours....More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

How could I have missed this treasure on previous trips to Pondi? The leadership has changed and now visitors are welcome to enter and watch the women work. The women stitching are learning a dying trade and making money to support their families. Mostly the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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November 24, 2016|
Response from Cheenu J | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no lodging available at Cluny's. You would have to check the hotels in Pondicherry for accommodation. Pls check my review for Palais de Mahe..