The castle of glassware in the Creusot in Saône-et-Loire

A dive in the industrial history of the town of le Creusot

The castle of glassware of le Creusot is located in the heart of the city, it was the residence of the Schneider family for more than a century (1836-1960). The splendor of the Schneider during the first world war, the city had more than 35,000 inhabitants (today 23 000). The majority of the inhabitants of the city worked in the steel mills owned by the Schneider. There is very little evidence of industrial activity in the town of le Creusot only remains the Castle and its Park, which remains the last testimony to the power of the Schneider family.

The Castle and its Park can be visited, they were sold to the town of le Creusot in the 1960s, the castle is now a Museum of industry.

The Museum of the castle of glassware

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Duration: 2 h.

The floor in front of the Castle

The floor in front of the Castle
All around the Castle lies guns which were sunk in le Creusot and made the fortune of the Schneider.

The façade of the castle of glassware

The façade of the castle of glassware
In its heyday in the early 1900s the Schneider family was receiving Heads of Government foreign to the castle of glassware. Even if the family expanded a lot during the war of 14-18 they also lost a son aviator who was destined to take over the reins of the company.

The entrance to the Castle

The entrance to the Castle

The towers of the cristallerie of le Creusot

The towers of the cristallerie of le Creusot
There was an industry prior to implantation of the steelworks Schneider. Louis XVI had decided to establish a Crystal to avoid buying British products. The location of le Creusot was chosen due to the proximity of the coal mines.

The courtyard of the Castle

The courtyard of the Castle

The entrance to the Museum

The entrance to the Museum
The Castle houses a museum dedicated to the industry. The entrance is at 9.80 euros.

The view of the Park from the Castle

The view of the Park from the Castle

A pond in the Park

A pond in the Park

The Park of the Castle

The Park of the Castle
The beautiful park is a typical English landscaped garden of the period Napoleon III.

The animals in the Park

The animals in the Park
You can see a few farm animals in the Park.

View of the Castle

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View of the Castle
The Park is really worth a look.

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