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Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux)

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6 rue Leonard Lambert Leforestier, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 73 80
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This small room is lined with photos and examples of exquisite bobbin lace. There were 4 ladies seated around the room working on projects. Each was happy to show their work, explaining was more difficult as they spoke only French. I speak a bit of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Charming lace museum next to the Cathedral. When we looked in there were several women working on, to me, complicated lace patterns. Very interesting to see how it's done and to appreciate the skill and patience it takes to do it. Doesn't take long to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

They do not speak English here. Small shop with five or six ladies making lace with bobbins. Pictures on the wall show exquisite lace patterns used by designers in clothing.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The conservatory was recommended by the Madam at La Tour Louise and was perfect for an afternoon visit. The lace is handmade and there were about 7 ladies tatting while we visited. It was great to see such fine examples of lace and to see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We stopped here to see these creative people and the very intricate designs made with lace. It takes hundreds of hours to work on these exquisite lace creations.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The Lace Conservatory is located in one small room of a beautiful old building. You would have to be a serious lace maker or officianado to spend a long time but, since it is directly across from the cathedral entrance, it is well worth a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Camella5
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 7 August 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
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