L'Hôtel de la Dentelle in Brioude

Founded in 1986 by Odette Arpin, l’Hôtel de la Dentelle (HDLD) is a creative workshop, an accredited training center, a cultural space and a lace-making equipment boutique. Four lacemakers from the HDLD received the prestigious title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Worker in France) in Cluny lace, including its founder Mrs Arpin.

More than a hundred of contemporary creations of the HDLD are permanently exhibited in the cultural space. It hosts each year a new temporary exhibition, in addition to the collection of contemporary laces.

Thousands of disciples learned and perfectionated lacemaking with the training center, some of them as a part of a professional formation. The HDLD is certified by the label Qualiopy and is entitled to receive the CPF. It offers personalized and individualized courses. The HDLD and its team can also come into the home for group courses on requests.

The boutique offers all the lace material as well as our patterns and different works.

The HDLD is an organization under the law of 1901. You can join here to support us and enjoy various benefits in store.

Are you interested in lacemaking? Join our team of volunteers to bring this know-how to life, learn or study its history, present it to Brioude visitors, host activities…


Training center

Learn, improve and optismise your lace-making

Cultural space

Contemporary creations

Creation workshop

Bobbin lace

News & agenda

Emmanuelle DUPONT
Sculptures textiles

Temporary exhibition 2024

from 7th June to 26th October 2024

Vegetal lace courses with Emmanuelle DUPONT

"L'art en broderie
et la broderie d'art"
the 8th June 2024

We offer two courses in June and in October 2024

Textile experiment on embroidered lace

Trésors textiles

Collection CATHLAV

Bobbin lace or needle lace, beadwork, traditional clothing

Exhibition available up to the 20th May

Européennes des Métiers d'Art 2024

Opening of the exhibition halls the 6th and the 7th April from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm

Free entry

New course on a new technique

You want to enhance your tallies with colored borders ?

We offer you to learn a new technique at the HDLD from October 2023!