You may not be aware, but one thing that Calaisiens do really well is to make lace. Though the industry was first smuggled here from Nottingham by Messrs Webster and Clark in the early 1800’s, the townsfolk have made it their own, improved upon it and became specialists.
So for a truly authentic and world-famous Calaisien souvenir, a lacy item from Royal Dentelle or Noyon lace boutique is a must. Both these outlets are specialists in the noble artisanal craft of producing and selling Calais lace.
Choose from place mats, table cloths, napkins, lingerie, lace pashminas and even loo roll holders. These two shops have it all.
106 Boulevard Jacquard
Tel: 00 33 (0)3 21 96 68 40
Noyon Boutique Dentelle
85 rue de Vic
Tel: 00 33 (0)3 21 46 78 04