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Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux)

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Address: 6 rue Leonard Lambert Leforestier, 14400, Bayeux, France
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+33 2 31 92 73 80
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Lovely bit of lace

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... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 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 woman gestured me over so I could take a look-see. Beautiful work by very patient... More 

Thank rob2269
Bluffton, South Carolina
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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 the work around her work station. She seemed rather annoyed by my presence. I left...disappointed... More 

Thank HapyGuy7
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 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
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 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 working. Interesting for a quick visit, but only if you really love lace.

Thank svale87
Southampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 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
Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 1 October 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 for all hand stitchers. Food is soo.. good in all the little cafes we went... More 

1 Thank Loiswoollams
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 23 October 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 especially heartening to see a young woman in there learning the craft. It's worth a... More 

1 Thank Elliehoo
Rome, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 July 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. The lady working when I visited was very quiet, but I understood that she needed... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed 30 June 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 to see really.

1 Thank Renie W

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