The famous crystal glassworks Lalique is located in Wingen-sur-Moder, in the North of Alsace. The Lalique museum recounts the history of the manufacture and lets you discover the world and creations of René Lalique and his successors. This museum opened in 2011 and is spacious and modern. It’s a very beautiful place and I really enjoyed the visit!
The exhibit of the Lalique museum is presented by themes, recounting the history of the brand. René Lalique started with goldsmithery, before dedicated himself entirely to glasswork. His son Marc then decided to abandon glass for crystal. You’ll be able to admire a series of jewelry, perfume bottles, glass dishware, modern creations in crystal… The collection is fascinating. I was particularly impressed by the diversity of the objects exhibited: such creativity!
I enjoyed the visio-guide offered by the Lalique museum. It is interesting and lets you choose easily the level of details you want on a specific theme: general summary, technical explanation or comment of the piece. There is also a movie shown in the auditorium at the end of the exhibit that you shouldn’t miss, as it shows the making of crystal objects in the Lalique factory. Considering the work done for each piece, from the design to the making, you’ll understand why the prices of the brand are so high. It’s a splendid work of fineness!
- Very pleasant museum (the space and museography)
- Impressive and varied collection
- Interesting visio-guide
- Partner site of the Pass Alsace.
I liked a little less
- Small roads to get there: you’ll deserve the visit! ;-)
My pictures of the Lalique museum
You will find here the opening times of the Lalique museum.
The address is as follows: rue du Hochberg 67290 Wingen-sur-Moder. The Lalique museum is located:
- 60 km from Strasbourg (about 1h drive)
- 130 km from Colmar (about 1h45 drive)
- 170 km from Mulhouse (about 2h10 drive)
By public transport
It is possible to take a train to Wingen-sur-Moder, and then to go to the museum by cab (2 km).
If you are feeling peckish, the Lalique museum has a restaurant, Crista’Lion. I haven’t tried it.