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Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux)

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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

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Reviewed 1 October 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

Thank Sally G
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.

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Reviewed 25 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

Thank AonMileFailte
Reviewed 16 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.

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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

Thank AllTerra
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

Thank Camella5
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...More

1  Thank rob2269
Reviewed 16 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

2  Thank HapyGuy7
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.

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