Bayeux lace

The room decorated with mid 18th Century woodwork, the only vestige of the Bishop's apartment, is the showcase for the lace collections.

Bobbin lace was introduced in Bayeux on the initiative of Episcopal power during the 17th Century. The craft reached its peak in the 19th Century, when Bayeux was elevated to the forefront of fashion design. The most luxurious pieces of lace are displayed in a salon resembling a Haute-Couture showroom, whilst technical aspects are presented in the ambiance of a lace-maker's workshop.