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Sars-Poteries is a country village with an industrial past. From 1802 to 1938, it had two glassworks employing up to 800 people. Find interesting echoes of the past in the local Glass Museum, also around the village.

The village is set in the forests around Avesnes, part of the Avenois Regional Nature Park.

sars-Poteries main square and kiosk

  Sars-Poteries: Glass Museum Sars-Poteries: watermill Sars-Poetries: glass ball on house roof
1. Glass Museum 2. local watermill 3. Glass balls on house roofs - a tradition from the old local glass industry.

Town band in procession through Sars-Poteries on VE Day, 12 May

Web links and more information
Welcome to Sars-Poteries -

Local area map:

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Link to the Tourist Board website for:
Accommodation: hotels, B&Bs, gites, campsites
Discovery: list of places to visit
Diary of events
Rambles in the area - maps & notes

Click for TOURIST BOARD information
at [in English]

Places to visit
Glass Museum, Sars-Poteries
Fourmies-Trélon Ecomusée - Museum of old craft industries at 9 sites
Lac du Val Joly - outdoor sporting and leisure area, natural park
Boat trips on the river Sambre - at Maubeuge

Avenois Regional Nature Park - outdoor sporting and leisure area, natural park (see map right).

Background Information:
Industrial Revolution

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