News Press – Pui N Vale Les Teaching Center supports the people of Ukraine while Poiters University supports students in the country

Puy en Velay’s Less Education Center supports the Ukrainian population while Poitiers University supports the country’s students


We offer you a map of the symbol of peace which will be sold entirely for the benefit of the Foundation de France (Solidarity Ukraine).

Easy to make, it can be worked on DMC 80 cotton.

“The Foundation de France appeals for generosity to support the thousands of people affected by the conflict and those who seek refuge in neighboring countries.
We are going to bring emergency aid to the refugee population, mainly women and children, but also to those who have remained in the country. We are going to support local associations that provide first aid to families. “

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Created in 1974, the Bobbin Lace Teaching Center pursues two essential missions: maintaining tradition and practice through teaching and preserving the Lace tradition. Already certified in the 16th century Valle, production lace has been declining for some time in the 17th century, following a ruling. Toulouse’s parliament bans it. The Jesuit Jean-Franসois Regis contributed to his recovery, he was the holy patron of the lacemakers.
Over the years, the center has gained an international reputation and its correspondence course, followed all over the world, makes it a reference for training.
Exhibition rooms allow you to discover an exhibition on themes each year

Appearing in Le Puy in the 15th or 16th century, Bobbin Lace created significant activity in the Vale from the 17th century. After a decline in production at the end of the ancient reign, it was revived in the 19th century. The preservation of this knowledge continues to this day.

A prosperous economy
Originally from Italy, Bobby Lace was probably introduced to Le Pue by the Hawkers. The lace technique consists of interlacing the threads wound on the reel in the form of skeletons, “spindles”. By removing these bobbins, the lacemakers cross the threads around the pins that get stuck in the cardboard reproduction pattern, fixing themselves to a cushion, the “tile”.
Lace is made by women in the villages, who meet at the “Cuviges” or “Assembly” to work outside, a small house run by the “Bet”. This pious woman is significantly responsible for teaching lace to the women of the village. “Levius” acts as an intermediary between lacemakers and merchants, providing threads, boxes and models, and then collecting works.
The knowledge of lace making created significant activity in Haute-Lower in the 16th and 17th centuries, at a time when lace was very popular: it could be found in clothing, furniture and even cars. Faced with this excess of luxury spending, an order from Louis XIII regulates lace wear and prohibits its sale, depriving Velvet lacemakers of their activity. The Jesuits, like Father Jean-Franসois Regis, mediated the reversal of the decision and played a key role in opening up the Spanish market and its colonial empire to Valle Les. On the eve of the revolution, there were 173 lace merchants in the town of Le Pui.

Renewal time
From the 19th century onwards, the market collapsed in the face of competition for cheap gold, mechanization of work, and then a series of wars. However, this knowledge is how to preserve. In 1838, the fame of pui lace was revived by Theodore Falcon, who founded the first practical lace school in Paris. In Le Puy, elected officials also participated in the revival by creating a school of lace for the city’s poorest children. In 1910, lacemaker Pierre Farrigol and hippopotamus Achard La Dental au Fayer built a training school for lacemakers, the building of which is still visible with its beautiful interior decoration. This teaching lasted until after World War II.
Today, the Bobin Lace Teaching Center, built in 1942, and the Lace Conservatory Workshop, founded in 1976, and relying on National Furniture, transmit and perpetuate this ancestral craft practice.


A summer school to welcome and support students from Ukraine or future students (May 16 to June 26)

From May 16 and June 26, the University of Poitiers is hosting a free “Welcome to Poitiers” summer school to welcome and support Ukrainian students or prospective students: Familiarity with French, university discovery, city of Poitiers, discussions and French daily life and sports. Or Integration Workshop on Cultural Activities – a festival of many participants, coming together for a united and shared summer.

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Poiters University is fully committed to supporting students and colleagues affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. To date, there are 10 Ukrainian students and 37 Russian students registered at Poitiers University. They have been greeted by President Virginia Laval and have been with them as closely as possible with the help of their reception elements and the Department of International Relations.

Fortunately, to date, no students or staff of the Poitiers University have moved to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.

Travel to these regions has been suspended until further notice, according to the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Bilateral cooperation and exchange programs with Russia have also been suspended.

Interpersonal relationships are maintained with Russian students and colleagues. We continue to welcome Russian students enrolled in the course and Russian colleagues who come on a personal basis and will continue to do so in September 2022 at the beginning of the school year.


The University of Poitiers is fully committed to supporting students, staff and academics affected by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. So far 10 Ukrainian students and 37 Russian students have been enrolled in our university this year. They have been invited to meet with President Virginia Laval and have received close support from both the Department of the Interior and the International Office.

Fortunately, no students or staff at Poitiers University are currently traveling to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.

Travel to those regions has been suspended, as directed by the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Bilateral cooperation and programs with Russia have also been suspended.

Interpersonal relationships are maintained with Russian students and colleagues. The university will welcome and welcome Russian students enrolled in the course in the fall of 2022 and colleagues who have come to power.

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