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La Verrerie de Biot

Chemin des Combes, 06410 Biot, France
+33 4 93 65 03 00
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We had been so excited to see this place after all the hype in the excursion brochure that when the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison D
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Arlington, Texas
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It looks easy when they do it.

This is an opportunity to see glass makers in action while they produce incredible pieces of... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
31normann
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Hegenheim, France
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A FAMILY COMPANY If the tradition of glass in Provence is millenium, in Biot, it begun in 1956, date on which La Verrerie de Biot created bubble glass. Even today it carries high the flag of craftsmanship in the contemporary era. A UNIQUE KNOW-HOW In 1956, La Verrerie de Biot with the creation of the bubble glass marks a turning point, a renaissance of Provence glass. She managed to control the bubble, making a defect, the bubble, a quality: bubble glass. The soul of the Biot glass rests in its bubbles, each glass is unique. A RENOWNED TOURISTIC SITE La Verrerie de Biot is a tourist site that brings together: - The glassblowers Studio, 10 master glassmakers draw bright material on fire, blow and create under the eyes of visitors unique objects. The workshop is accessible to the public, inviting him to understand the mysteries of the Biot glass manufacturing and admire the know-how of the craftsmen - The Showroom , - The Ecomuseum of glass, Member of Eco-Museum and society Museum Federation. The Ecomuseum of the Biot glass aims to highlight and publicize the tradition of glass, - A gift shop, - The Galerie Internationale du Verre , an area of 300 m2 was built to show the glass as a museum shows his works. The Verrerie de Biot welcomes each year seven thousand visitors. LATEST CREATION Creation of a luminescent glass line named LUMIN'ESCENCE BIOT (R): the bubble glows in the dark !.
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Chemin des Combes, 06410 Biot, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been so excited to see this place after all the hype in the excursion brochure that when the tour guide announced we only had 45 minuets there, we couldn’t believe it. After 30 though we were done! Choose another excursion if you can!!...More

Thank Alison D
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is an opportunity to see glass makers in action while they produce incredible pieces of decorative glassware. They have opened their workshop for full display and if you ask you have a tour at 4pm, in French (you need to check their website). You...More

Thank 31normann
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

La Verrerie de Biot produces amazing pieces. There are two art glass museums on the premises and a nice restaurants. You can watch glass blowing and see the items for sale being made- vases, bowls, wine and drinking glasses, etc....

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

When you are in the area already, it might be nice to make a quick stop. However, not worth the long drive. There was only 1 person making glass, the shop was much of the same and very pricey. Also please note that there are...More

Thank Annvdx
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We came here to buy a present for my mother who had visited the same shop many years ago and just fell in love with her champagne glasses. We got some beautiful stemless wine glasses for her and a large decanter for us. The shipping...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We've visited occasionally over the years and use the glass, which we like a lot, at home. The implication has always been that the stock glass is made on site. Looking at the minimal and relaxed production in the workshop and comparing it with the...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Our must go every year, the kids are fascinated by the work of the "souffleurs" and the pieces sold are a treat for the eyes for the whole family. Easy access and free parking if you buy for 6€.

Thank Sophie C
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We actually stopped at La Verrerie de Biot twice on our trip. Both times, we were able to see the workers making various objects in glass, with their signature look. I've always been interested in the glass blowing process, so it was a real treat...More

Thank Warner S
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

I come here every time I'm in Nice. The glasswork is beautiful and original, easy to recognize. It's fun to see the people at work, also for children.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

this is a family own verrerie and the real one. you can see how they make the glasses for free, and if you want to you can try yourself (you ll have to pay) it s fun for kids and adults there is also a...More

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