Pic Saint-Loup

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At Claret you’ll find the Glass Museum featuring glassmaking - a long tradition in Languedoc - and telling the story of this noble material’s use around the Mediterranean. Come and discover the magic of glass and the secrets of its manufacture.

From the late thirteenth century, gentlemen glassmakers blew the glass on the plateau of the Hortus Causse. A royal decree granted them the right to practice ‘the art and science of glass’ without derogation, meaning without losing their titles of nobility. As a group of craftsmen, they held their general meetings in Sommières. To get there, they took a path, now called ‘the path of the glassmakers’.

For nearly five centuries, gentlemen glassmaking dynasties have blown glass around Pic Saint-Loup. The Glass Hall presents this unique tradition as well as depicting the origin and history of glass in the Mediterranean; it explains the gestures, techniques and know-how involved in this centuries old skill.

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Address

50 avenue du Nouveau Monde
34270 CLARET

GPS coordinates : 43.8606330 / 3.90613317

Means of communication

Means of communication (reservation)

Payment possibilities

  • Cheques and postal orders (F)
  • Cash

Open

from 26/06/2020 to 30/06/2020

from 01/07/2020 to 31/08/2020

from 01/09/2020 to 29/11/2020

Handicapped persons

yes

Equipement

  • Car park

Activities

  • Temporary exhibitions

Spoken languages

Français

Laguage guided tour

Français

Groups

Reception of groups : yes
Number of persons : de 10 à 40

Kind of groups

  • Schoolchildren

Group tours

  • free visits on request
  • guided tours on request
  • average length of visit : 90 mn

Individual visits

  • permanent free visits
  • guided tours on request
  • average length of visit : 90 mn