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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aube

Bayel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aube

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.1987940 (N 48° 11’ 56”)
Longitude4.7769790 (E 4° 46’ 37”)
Surface area23.00 km²
Population831 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTroyes (76 km, 54 min)
Insee code10035
IntercommunalityCC de la Région de Bar Sur Aube
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Lignol-le-Château4.6 km (7 min)
Fontaine5.4 km (8 min)
Baroville6.7 km (9 min)
Rouvres-les-Vignes6.8 km (10 min)
Bar-sur-Aube6.9 km (9 min)
Proverville8 km (12 min)
Voigny10 km (13 min)
Ailleville10.1 km (15 min)
Colombé-le-Sec10.2 km (16 min)
Ville-sous-la-Ferté10.6 km (12 min)
Arconville11.2 km (16 min)
Colombey-les-Deux-Églises11.4 km (13 min)
Colombé-la-Fosse11.6 km (18 min)
Arrentières11.8 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

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.


Crystal of Bayel: Master glassmaker at work
Crystal of Bayel: Master glassmaker at work
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Aerial view of village Bayel
Aerial view of village Bayel
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Church of St. Martin Bayel
Church of St. Martin Bayel
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The Virgin and Child
The Virgin and Child
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The Pieta (sculpture master Chaource)
The Pieta (sculpture master Chaource)
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Museum Crystal: Master glassmakers Bayel (dummies)
Museum Crystal: Master glassmakers Bayel (dummies)
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Crystal Museum: Art d ' a string of cutting (model)
Crystal Museum: Art d ' a string of cutting (model)
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Crystal of Bayel: Laying the leg of a glass
Crystal of Bayel: Laying the leg of a glass
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Monday 23 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vine and Wine Museum (for groups)
Local flavours350 € Colombey-les-Deux-Églises (9.6 km)
Museum of Old Bottles
Culture and educationFreeCelles-sur-Ource (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walk for Jo - Geoffroy Sifferlen Path
HikeEasy3h00Noé-les-Mallets (18.8 km)
Giffaumont-Champaubert - Droyes
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Giffaumont-Champaubert (39 km)
Around Autigny
HikeEasy1h45Autigny-le-Petit (41 km)
Circuit of the Crossing of the Roman Ways
HikeEasy3h00Langres (56 km)


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