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Maison de la Broderie

Art & crafts, Handicrafts in Cilaos

  • Situated in the cirque of Cilaos, the Maison de la Broderie (Embroidery Centre) offers introductions to embroidery. Permanent exhibition-sale of Cilaos ""jours"" (openwork embroidery).

  • The daughters of Doctor MacAuliffe, the first doctor to settle in the cirque of Cilaos, first taught the village girls the openwork technique using models that originated in France. These creations, which were originally poorly paid, are now collector\'s items. Open from Monday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Closed on 1st January, 1st May, 25 December.
    Free for under 8 years .
  • Environment

    • In town
    • In the mountains
  • Spoken languages

    • French creole
    • English
  • Accessibility

    • Mobility impaired
  • Activities

    • Hiking trail
    • Hiking trail
    • Food shops
    • Panoramic viewpoint

Payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Cheque
  • Cash


  • All year