Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), Bayeux

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For a unique art form experience, check out Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux) where you can discover the delicate process of creating lace. At this site, you will watch the staff spin thread into endless patterns with the help of numerous tiny pins. Creating lace by hand is rarely seen in current times, so this conservatory is a must-see for visitors of Bayeux.

When you go, keep in mind that everything will be in French, so remember to invite a French-speaking translator for your benefit. Finally, on your way out of the venue, be sure to drop some money into the donation box, which funds the conservatory and keeps its doors open. To visit Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux) and get the most from your holiday in Bayeux, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bayeux trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 si...  more »
  • I am in awe of these ladies, their lace work is exquisite. The tradition of lace making continues under their nimble fingers.  more »

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Take a shuttle from Charles de Gaulle airport to your Bayeux residence. The medieval town center offers cozy rooms in boutique hotels and B&Bs. You can also room in a private residence just on the outskirts of the historic center.
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