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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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).