Centre d’Enseignement de la Dentelle Aux Fuseaux

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"

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • Arts and culture
  • Folk arts and popular traditions


Adult: 4.50 €
Teenager: 4.50 €
Child: 3.50 €
Disabled: 3.50 €
Group adults: from 3.50 €.

Free entry for children < 10 years, press, accompanying guides, subscribers, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Modes de paiement

  • Bons CAF
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer
  • Paypal
  • Online payment


From 19/05 to 31/12/2021.
Closed on Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.