Up until the Second World War, embroidery employed tens or even hundreds of workers in the town and the surrounding districts. Luxeuil lace is famous primarily as a result of its enormous nationwide popularity during the Second Empire. The day Napoleon III and his wife visited Luxeuil, the little Franche-Comté town presented the empress with a parasol made using its own technique.
See lace makers at work and an exhibition of needlework and original creations. Practical lace making and beginners’ courses.
Open from 14:00 to 17:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays (free). Open everyday in July and August.
Place de l’Abbaye in Luxeuil-les-Bains.
Tel. +33 (0)3 84 93 61 11