The Bobbin Lace Education Centre was set up in 1974. Its two main missions are to pass on the tradition and practice of bobbin lace-making and to preserve the lace heritage.
The earliest records of lace-making in Velay date from the 16th century. The art briefly declined in the 17th century, after the Toulouse Parliament prohibited it. The Jesuit Jean-François Régis helped to revive lace-making and today is the patron saint of lacemakers.
Over time, the Centre has acquired an international reputation. Its correspondence courses are followed all over the world, making it a reference in the field.
A themed exhibition is organised in the exhibition rooms each year.
In 2019 the exhibition is entitled: "Puy Lace - a Legend"
- Arts and culture
- Folk arts and popular traditions
Adult: 4.50 €
Teenager: 4.50 €
Disabled: 3.50 €
Group adults: 3.50 €
Set price group children: 3.50 €.
Free entry for children < 10 years, press, mountain guides, subscribers, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
From 02/01 to 22/12/2020.
Closed on Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th, August 15th, November 1st and November 11th.