René Lalique started making his world-famous glass and crystal creations in 1921 in the little village of Wingen sur Moder. The town is now the site of a modern museum dedicated to Lalique’s life and famous works. More than 600 pieces are displayed and include jewelry, tableware, vases, and chandeliers.
The building itself is a work of art designed by the same architects that worked on the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It is set in the Northern Nature Park (Parc Naturel des Vosges du Nord) within the Vosges Mountains.
Allow time to wander through the Japanese-style gardens and pick up a souvenir in the gift shop. If you’re hungry, the onsite Le Crista’Lion restaurant is open during museum hours. Nearby, Michelin two-star Villa René Lalique serves gourmet meals.