La Glass Vallée

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Heritage promotion

The fame of the companies of the valley of Bresle is due to its industrial, craft and historic past.

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PhD student

The history of the evolution of glass companies, of their products and their territory forms the base of a research work of an historian. Indeed, if initiatives were already taken, above all by local museums, this heritage of a big variety remains strongly scattered and was the object of no work of synthesis. That is why, a PhD student will begin a thesis in October 2008 about :

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Glass museum

Since 1993 the glass museum has been housed in the “Manoir de Fontaine”, XVIth century building in the municipality of Blangy-sur-Bresle in the heart of the "Glass Vallée".

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Glass traditions's museum

The museum “Traditions verrières” explains the history of glass production from Ancient Egypt (approximately 6 000 years ago) until the present day (current automatic machines).

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Association Manoir de la Fontaine

The Manoir de Fontaine is located in the heart of the bottling industry, and is a non profit-making association created within the framework of the law of 1901. This association was born in November 1995. To date, it consists of 70 members. The purposes of this association are registered in its statutes :