The rich natural resources of the Alsace-Lorraine region of France provide the necessary materials for glassmaking. This was evident as early as 1586, when a glassworks was established at Munzthal, the actual site of the Cristal Saint Louis manufactory today. Two centuries later, in 1767, King Louis XV bestowed the honor of becoming the “Royal Glassworks" on the small Munzthal factory. Saint Louis, the patron saint of the King, became the patron saint of the glassworks, and thus, Cristal Saint Louis was born.
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