Museum : Practical information
Visit La Grande Place, the Saint-Louis museum
The museum is situated in the Vosges du Nord national park, birthplace of the Saint-Louis crystal manufacture, the oldest in France and continental Europe. At the heart of the manufacture, historical displays unfold around a brilliantly-lit atrium, including a unique chandelier of 120 lights. The stunning architecture showcases 2,000 exceptional works encapsulating the history of Saint-Louis, in continual dialogue with the living skills that have been practised here for centuries. A window offers a bird’s-eye view of the timeless choreography of artisans at work. Known as ‘La Grande Place’, the skilled team creates prestige objects in Saint-Louis crystal on the manufacture floor. The museum is named in their honour.
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Rue Coëtlosquet, 57620 Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
Accessibility: The museum is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
- Opening days: everyday from 10 am to 6 pm, except on Tuesdays. (closed on 25th December and on 1st January)
- Closing days: on December 25 and January 1
- Price: full 8 €, Reduced rate* 4 €
- Family pass: 18 € (2 adults + children or grand children)
- Museum annual pass: (available for a full year with unlimited visits!) 13 €
Together with your ticket comes a voucher offering you a reduced rate for the visit of the Meisenthal Glassfactory and the Lalique museum.
Visit the Saint-Louis crystal manufacture
Guided visits of the manufacture start at La Grande Place and allow visitors to watch the artisans – classed as living national treasures or Meilleurs Ouvriers de France – at close quarters. Visitors enter the ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ floors to observe glassmakers working the molten crystal, and the cutters, engravers and decorators who embellish the finished pieces. The tour includes the chandelier and paperweight workshops (Saint-Louis is the only contemporary paperweight-maker, with two collections each year). The workshop tours are offered jointly with unaccompanied museum visits.
- Visits are only possible upon reservation and combined with an entry to the Museum, please contact us for more information.
- Visits last approx.: 1h30
COUPLED VISIT OF THE MANUFACTURE AND MUSUEM
COMPTOIR OF THE SAINT-LOUIS MANUFACTURE
This point of sale is located near the Museum entrance and presents the last Saint-Louis collections.
Opening hours: Everyday, except on Tuesdays, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Exceptionally closed on December 25th and January 1st and 2nd.
NB : The comptoir organizes an exceptional sale twice a year (in May and in November). Please contact us for more information.
LA GRANDE PLACE : The Saint-Louis crystal museum
- Rue Coëtlosquet
- 57620 Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche
- Tél. : +33 (0)3 87 06 64 70
Parking facing the Grande Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis
*Upon presentation of supporting documents: ID card (6-18 years), studend card, disability card.