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La Verrerie de Biot

Chemin des Combes, 06410 Biot, France
+33 4 93 65 03 00
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Expected much more

When you are in the area already, it might be nice to make a quick stop. However, not worth the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Annvdx
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Beautiful glass products shipped

We came here to buy a present for my mother who had visited the same shop many years ago and just... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
kmcdonough
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Cumming, Georgia
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“glass factory” (3 reviews)
“making glass” (2 reviews)
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Chemin des Combes, 06410 Biot, France
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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

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Reviewed 6 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

Thank kmcdonough
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

Thank jcstour
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
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
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.

Thank madamesolo
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

Thank gaivotta
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...More

Thank Carpentr
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!

Thank JohnofBurgundy
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...More

Thank Trevor251
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