Calais Lace Museum, Calais

Calais Lace Museum, Calais (must see)

Located in the north district of the town, in an old lace factory right on the docks of Calais, the museum emphasizes the world-famous Calais lace. Opened in the spring of 2009, the edifice's most surprising element is undoubtedly its new contemporary façade, a bulging crystallized featuring lace-like patterns that glow when lit from behind, covering the front of the present building and the temporary exhibitions hall behind. Designed by the two architects, Alain Moatti and Henry Rivière, it hosts interesting exhibitions of unique hand-made designs, lingerie and lace displayed in different creations by Jean-Paul Gautier and Chantal Thomas.

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Calais Lace Museum on Map

Sight Name: Calais Lace Museum
Sight Location: Calais, France (See walking tours in Calais)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Calais, France

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

Create Your Own Walk in Calais

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calais is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais Introduction Walking Tour

Calais has no shortage of quality museums, beautiful buildings and cultural monuments fit to impress visitors willing to acquaint themselves with the city's rich history and architecture. Other than these, the old city has quite a bit to offer its guests in terms of good time, particularly in summer. Take this orientation walk to find your way to some of the most notable landmarks of Calais.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
Calais Landmarks Walking Tour

Calais Landmarks Walking Tour

Calais is a city of rich history and remarkable monuments. It offers tourists its diverse and beautiful sites, historic heritage and well preserved memorials. Along with its famous Colonne Louis XVIII and Quartier du Courgain Maritime, the following tour plan will guide you through Calais' most significant attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles