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. Arrange to visit Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux) and other attractions in Bayeux using our Bayeux trip itinerary builder site .
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • A must visit this Conservatory of lace, if you like the art, it is superb, and especially do not hesitate to ask questions, we will answer you very kindly
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  • I had spotted him the old but it was closed... I was a joy to go back, being passionate about needlework... actually there is virtually nothing of didactics, that products for sale at exorbitant prices... the only thing that would have been interesting would have been to watch the person trying to realize a book in a corner... but it stops as soon as I approach (coincidence or would be-related to the fact that the Conservatory offers courses paying)... I did not risk yet not to "steal" their technique and expertise by observing a few minutes... I came out very frustrated
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