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Baccarat : Michelin's recommendations
Baccarat owes its global renown to the fact that its name is synonymous with a luxury material of great purity. In 1764 Louis XV authorised the creation of the St Anne glassworks. By 1817 it was a specialist crystal-works and its pieces took pride of place on the most prestigious tables of the 19C. The only manufacturer capable of creating pieces of such size, the crystal-works presented Tsar Nicholas II with a 3.85m high candelabra and manufactured crystal furniture that is now highly sought after.
Tourist attractions Baccarat : Things to see and do
This modern church (1957) has an unusual steeple, a 55m/180ft high pyramid. The interior features a huge bas-relief made of concrete slabs and stained-glass panels* in over fifty different colours of Baccarat crystal on the theme of the creation of t..
2 rue des Cristalleries
The museum, which features old and contemporary pieces, is housed in a small castle that was formerly the home of the founder of the St Anne Glassworks. Look out in particular for the candelabra made for the 1867 World Fair, the Vase of the Three Gra..