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The exhibition rooms

Presentation of the gallery

In order to protect the lace cultural heritage, the Bobbin Lace Learning Centre created a lace gallery in Le Puy en Velay. Located in the historical centre of Le Puy, the Bobbin Lace Learning Centre's gallery welcomes, into a classified site from the 17th century, tourists but also schools, visitors, etc. The gallery contains a collection of lace works from the 17th to the 20th century.

The gallery offers to its visitors:

  • a presentation of :
    • contemporary and old, local, national and international lace.
    • bobbin lace (Torchon lace, Cluny lace, Guipure, Valenciennes lace, Lille lace, Binche lace, Russian lace, Chantilly, Bruges lace, Malines etc.)
    • pin lace (Alençon, Argentan, Bruxelles, etc.)
    • mixed lace
    • crochet lace
  • an exhibition of lace equipment, from today and yesterday, France and abroad,
  • an historical reminder concerning Le Puy's lace, and those thanks to whom this local art is still living and growing
  • a video presenting the way Le Puy's children are taught lace techniques.

The gallery features the largest lace and the biggest pillow in the world which contains 1789 bobbins, and was made during the celebration of the French Revolution's 200 years.

Opening time

From 02 January to 30 June 2007 and from 01 October to 21 December 2007 :
from monday to friday : 10.00 - 11.30 am / 14.00 - 17.00 pm

From 1st July to 30 September 2007 :
from monday to friday : 9.00 - 11.30 am / 13.30 - 17.00 pm
saturday : 9.30 am - 16.30 pm

Price list

Individual ticket :3.50 €
Free for child of less than 10 years
Group ticket (10 people) : 2.50 €

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