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“Interesting and modern”

Cite Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Calais
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Established in Calais, inside an authentic nineteenth century lace factory, the Museum of Lace and Fashion is a specialist museum for the famous lace woven on looms. A museum of both fashion and industry, its vast galleries present the techniques, the lingerie and haute couture associated with this prestigious textile, as well as its most contemporary aspects. The high point of a visit to this important museum is to discover the lace weaving looms in operation, those monumental cast iron machines that produce this exceptional fabric.
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting and modern”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

A very modern exhibition. The facts are conveyed through different media's such as holograms, signs and examples. Very interesting history and the best thing to do in Calais!

Visited March 2013
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Lille, France
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth a look!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Nice surprise finding this new lace museum in calais as we had a few hours to kill before the ferry. Well worth the visit!

Visited March 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Impressive”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Wow I was impressed with this place, be re-visting in the summer with friends and family.
Calais has some things to see i guess :-)

Visited February 2013
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london
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Superb display, interesting explanations from the people operating the upstairs machines. Awful service from the staff at the entrance.

Visited December 2012
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Surrey, Angleterre
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great place to spend a couple of hours whilst in Calais.
There are demonstrations of the machines in action at set times during the day.
Well worth the 5 euro admission fee.
Good cafe too.
The museum is closed every Tuesday.

Visited August 2012
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