La Glass Vallée

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The valley of Bresle has an industrial heritage rich in several centuries. Numerous glass factories specialized in the bottling so marked out the history of the valley and its villages.

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Towards the end of the Middle Ages, art professions developed in France as the king Charles VI was interested in glass art. In 1399, he decided to grant privileges to glassworkers by authorizing them by patent letters to install their own glass factories : « if you are noble you are authorized to exercise a glassmaker's profession, and if you are a glassmaker because of this privilege you can be ennobled. »