Cristallerie de Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche

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description

brief description: 

Lorraine is a land of artistic traditions, rich in sandstone, sand, water and wood, all major ingredients that go into the making of glass. The commune of Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche houses one of the most prestigious crystal glass manufactorys in the world. In 1586, a glassworks was established in Münzthal. Almost two centuries later, in 1767, King Louis XV granted a permit for the site to become the Royal Glassworks Saint Louis". In 1781, the manufactory became the first in continental Europe to produce lead crystal, an achievement which was recognised the following year by the French Academy of Sciences. The 19th century was a flourishing period for discoveries and inventions in the crystal glass industry, and the 20th century breathed new creative life into the business as well. Heirs of a centuries old tradition, the glass workers of the Cristallerie de Saint Louis are among the finest artisans of the world.

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closed on Tuesdays
usage: 
industrial / artisan
condition: 
good overall condition
interior architecture: 
furnished
layout: 
museum: 500 m² / additional surface area of the factory is unknown because much of the site is off limits
Lift/elevator: 
n/a
possible disturbing factors: 
none
Filming experience: 
a film with Gérard Depardieu is in production (2011)

accessibility

train: 
the Sarreguemines train station is 40 minutes away

supply

sanitary facilities: 
available
parking lot: 
industrial parking lot with approx. 50 spaces
electricity supply: 
available
water supply: 
available

contact

Marie-Alix Fourquenay
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