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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
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
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
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
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
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...More
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.