Glass in Biot
On a visit to an authentic glass factory in Biot, relive the history of glass arts, which began with Éloi Monod and his students, and discover how the techniques that were used gave the village its cultural identity.
In the late 1950s, Éloi Monod began using the bubble glass technique to transform flaws into assets: a bubble is intentionally trapped in the glass, becoming an aesthetic element. Today, these bubbles are skilfully designed and have made the village of Biot famous around the world for its hand-blown glass.
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Constantly evolving, the glass arts also inspire events where Biot can celebrate its talented artisans. The local, national and international events bring the village to life, while highlighting the art and technique of Biot’s glassblowers and giving visitors the chance to discover the precision and aesthetics of glassblowing. Mark your calendars now with the town’s upcoming events.Discover History of glass
Every year, Biot honours the glass crafts that have made the town famous around the world. Come and discover the extraordinary expertise of our master glassmakers during an event organised in the village.