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Address: Chemin des Combes, 06410 Biot, France
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+33 4 93 65 03 00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A FAMILY COMPANY

If the tradition of glass in Provence is millenium, in...

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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Watching the glass-blowers and looking at the exhibitions was very interesting. Not all to my taste but still. We had a good lunch at the restaurant which despite it being early... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 glass sculpture museum. i love their unique ' glow in the night" plates and glasses,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was *much* better than I expected from some of the reviews, but it's complex as there are several parts to the Verrerie. The section where you can watch the glassblowers in action was very good, with several different works being produced at the same time. I could watch for hours, and the workers are good about making it easy... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Watching the glass-blowers and looking at the exhibitions was very interesting. Not all to my taste but still. We had a good lunch at the restaurant which despite it being early Feb was full!

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Thank JohnofBurgundy
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Having previously seen a couple of other glass blowing demonstrations this one left us distinctly underwhelmed. The best bit by far was the exhibition of amazing glass works of art by a variety of international artists,really stunning. As others have said, locally blown glass was pricey and not to our taste. A trip into the old town is definitely recommended... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

On our way to see the charming village of Biot , we entered this world known "Verrerie". Free 45 minutes car park , free entrance . You can watch artisan glass blowers in action , no explanations ; Or you can have a "guided tour" for a fee . There are some nice exhibitions of artistic glass works, and of... More 

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience but items for sale are extremely pricey. They would sell a lot more with lower prices especially at low season.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

A group of us from Ireland (26 in all) visited the glass factory by chance and decided to have lunch at the small restaurant in the grounds. We had made no booking and so created problems for the chef and the two women serving at table. They promptly suggested a large serving dish with a choice of ham, cheese, roasted... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The nicest about the factory is that you can see the glassblowers work from really close up, you can even feel the heat of the glass they are working on. It is hypnotizing to see an orange glowing bulb of glass being shaped into a glass or other object.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting place. Free to watch glass blowers at work. Shop has some nice pieces but quality check carefully before buying.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Lots to view in the various buildings surrounding the main glass-blowing centre, including some exceptional glass sculpture/artwork (for sale), some fun sculptures (some for sale), luminescent glass, and a lot of glasswork for sale in the local style (including bubbles in the body of the glass itself). Well worth a visit, if you like glassware!

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