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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Bayel
Insee code10035
Surface23.00 km²
Population846 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²
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Chief townTroyes (at 76 km, 54 min)Lignol-le-Château at 4.6 km (7 min)
DepartmentAubeFontaine at 5.4 km (8 min)
RegionChampagne-ArdenneSearch another town


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The birthplace of ancestors would be Bayel Percin. Island 900 m long, 300 m wide between the Dawn and a fake river upstream Bayel.

The first inhabitants Lingones of Celtic origin, settled a city lake. Remains of primitive dwellings were found in the alluvial river. These fishermen / hunters abandoned their slums to the Iron Age (end of Prehistory) and then established themselves on the current site of Bayel.

Bayel, Champagne village located in the eastern department of the Aube, at the intersection of Lorraine and Burgundy, known working glass since the year 1300.

It was in 1678 that Jean-Baptiste Mazzolay, Master Venetian glass, including glass works created with the consent of the monks of Clairvaux, owners of surrounding forests.

King Louis the 14th gave the "Manufacture Royale crystals Bayel" acclaim thanks to the exclusive production and sales between Chaumont and Paris.

Today, the "Manufacturer" became "Royal Crystal Champagne-Bayel" Each year thousands of visitors eager to discover the art of Master glassmakers Bayel.


  • The Crystal "Royal Champagne-Bayel"
  • You can admire the work of Master glassmakers Bayel led guides Museum Crystal Bayel.
  • This is a guided tour and commentary for about 1:15 in the workshops of the Crystal, you will have the privilege to stand with glass Masters.
  • The store in the Crystal welcomes you all year round from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 14h to 17h30 (except Sundays and public holidays and Mondays during the summer). You will find a large selection of products first choice and second choice.
  • The Museum of Crystal Bayel:
  • A must, as is the conservatory of Cultural Heritage Bayellois. Six rooms are to discover: Ancient History to the present day on the Glass and Crystal, Crystal of History Bayel since its inception in 1678 until today; Explain how the Crystal workshops through pictures, models and mannequins by replicating certain stages of manufacture of crystal Bayel, Exhibitions of ancient coins (late 19th - early 20th century) and modern. A 15-minute video égrènera the manufacturing steps and blowing techniques.
  • Opening of the Museum of Crystal: From May to mid-September: Monday to Saturday from 9:15 to 13h and from 14h15 to 18h and Sundays and public holidays from 14h15 to 17h30. From mid-September to March: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 14h to 17h30. Closed between Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • The museum of crystal Bayel can be combined with a tour of the Crystal workshops "Royal Champagne-Bayel" from Monday to Friday at 9.30 am and 11 am (all year except holidays, annual holidays end July to late August and between Christmas and New Year's Day).
  • Information and Reservations (individuals and groups) at the Museum of Crystal Bayel Address: 2, rue Belle Canopy - 10310 Bayel. Tel. : +33 3 25 92 42 68. Fax. : +33 3 25 92 34 34. Email:
  • Bayel and Saint-Martin: Bayel flourished around its church date for its oldest parts of the 12th century. It houses a Madonna and Child 14th century and a beautiful Pieta, one of the major works attributed to the Master of Chaource. Discover these two masterpieces of sculpture Champagne.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Bayel
Natural sitesWood of Beauregard


The European Heritage Days the third weekend of September: On this occasion, the Museum of Crystal Bayel organizes guided tours and workshops in the crystal "Royal Champagne-Bayel" mornings only. Information +33 3 25 92 42 68.


A discovered nearby town of Bar-sur-Aube and Circuit de la Paume (brochures available at the Tourist Office of Pays de Bar-sur-Aube at 4 Boulevard July 14 at Bar-sur-Aube and Museum Crystal of Bayel) the Cistercian abbey of Clairvaux (8 km Bayel) Memorial Boisserie and Charles de Gaulle in Colombey-les-Deux-Churches (12 km Bayel), the cellars of the Champagne Côte des Bar in the Aube, Castle Cirey-sur-Blaise (30 km Bayel), the mill of Floristry in Orges (30 km Bayel).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Vine and Wine Museum (for groups)Local flavours3.50 €Colombey-les-Deux-Églises (9.6 km)

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Crystal of Bayel: Master glassmaker at workCrystal of Bayel: Master glassmaker at work
Aerial view of village BayelAerial view of village Bayel
Church of St. Martin BayelChurch of St. Martin Bayel
The Virgin and ChildThe Virgin and Child
The Pieta (sculpture master Chaource)The Pieta (sculpture master Chaource)
Museum Crystal: Master glassmakers Bayel (dummies)Museum Crystal: Master glassmakers Bayel (dummies)
Crystal Museum: Art d ' a string of cutting (model)Crystal Museum: Art d ' a string of cutting (model)
Crystal of Bayel: Laying the leg of a glassCrystal of Bayel: Laying the leg of a glass


The village of Bayel, a crystal centre
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House with 4 bedroomsLe vieux pressoir    
At the heart of an old house vignreons totally renovated, on the way the monks of Clairvaux, at the foot of the vineyards of Champagne and Isabelle Aurelia will be happy to tell you...
Located 4.1 km from Bayel58 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLe Defoit    
In our beautiful house restored stone area we installed on the ground floor two charming guest rooms with comfort and a quiet assured with bathrooms and WC. Annette and Jean will welcome...
Located 19.5 km from Bayel56 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsMaison du Milieu    
Steve and Maggie, the English owners, offer a warm welcome and delicious meal! Their beautiful home has great character and comfort. There are 4 rooms: Ground Floor one bedroom for...
Located 21 km from BayelFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsGite touristique du couvent – pour 2/4 p  
For holidays in the centre of numerous tourist attraction in green champagne. In the center of bar sur aube, with all-round view on the city and the vineyard of champagne, patricia...
Located 6.5 km from Bayel470 € per week 
House for 4 personsLe Regain  
In a small village in the Champagne vineyard, located on the tourist route, the resurgence is a stone house, very comfortable and completely renovated. Upon your arrival you will find...
Located 9.4 km from BayelFrom 450 € to 950 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartement dans maison de campagne  
Surrounded by a park of 7000 m², the house has no opposite. It has all the necessary comforts to unwind and explore the region during a short stay. Presentation.
Located 10.4 km from BayelFrom 195 € to 290 € per week 

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40 places over 0,7 haCamping Municipal Les Rives de Marne    
Beautiful camping, quiet, shaded, in the Marne Valley. In the middle of a small village. Banks of the Marne. Note: new building with sanitary accessibility opened in August 2013.
Located 28 km from Bayel12 € per day 

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Hôtel Restaurant de l'Abbaye - Hotel in BayelHôtel Restaurant de l'Abbaye    
Set in a former train station, this hotel features a shaded garden and a continental breakfast. Bayel Crystal Glassworks is a 2-minute drive away and the Charles de Gaulle Memorial...
Located 6 km from BayelRoom from 50 €
Logis Le Saint Nicolas - Hotel in BayelLogis Le Saint Nicolas     
Set in Bar sur Aube, in the middle of a vineyard, this charming hotel offers spacious rooms with many modern comforts in a very beautiful stone and half-timbering building adorned with...
Located 6.7 km from BayelRoom from 72 €
Le Village de la Champagne - Hotel in BayelLe Village de la Champagne 
Offering an indoor pool, Le Village de la Champagne is located in Bar-sur-Aube. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a balcony and a terrace. There is...
Located 7.1 km from Bayel

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