La Méduse - Verre Soufflé

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La Méduse is an artisanal blown glass company based in the Magdalen Islands since 1985. In the century-old building where they have their workshop, Catherine and Sophie work with a view of the sea. Over time, they have developed several original collections inspired by their maritime environment. Among others, they have a whole collection of memorial glass art available online. They therefore created blown glass urns as well as a whole series of personalized glass jewels, which incorporate cremation ashes inside (pendants, rings, earrings, marbles, etc.). A great way to give an eternal touch to your deceased loved ones. They also have a variety of pieces of blown glass for everyday enjoyment: Unique pieces, Chandeliers, Kitchen objects, Decorations, etc. La Méduse includes a shop and a blown glass workshop. Catherine and Sophie create their glass works there. Observe the glassblowers at work and discover the different techniques used as well as the reality of workshop work. Also, take advantage of your visit to offer yourself a unique souvenir, handmade in the Magdalen Islands. Or a course in blown glass! At the boutique, you will find glass jewelry and unique, decorative or sculptural pieces. An excellent opportunity to bring back a souvenir from the Islands! Welcome to all! Shop online at FREE delivery in Canada.

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2-638, route 199
Havre-aux-Maisons, G4T 5A8
(Quebec, Canada)

Phone : 418 969-4681 Phone : 418 969-4681

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Awards and Distinctions

  • Certificate of Achievement - conservation and enhancement of the heritage of Quebec (Council of Monuments and Sites of Quebec)

  • "Best Creative attraction"- Creative Tourism Awards


    Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec


  • Watch live glass blowing

    Watch live glass blowing

    At La Meduse, on week days, you can usualy watch the glassblowers at work!
    Take a chance and stop by, or you can call beafore to make sure the studio is on.
    And it's free!

    30 min
    Detailed rate
    Monday to Friday.
    From: 10:00 to 4:00 pm.
    We stop for lunch time.
    June to September
  • Wellness session at La Méduse!

    Wellness session at La Méduse!

    “Come and burn your problems” is a well-being workshop, which takes place in the heart of our blown glass workshop in Havre-aux-Maisons, in the Magdalen Islands.

    For 60 minutes, join a small group for a wellness session by fire! In the evening, enter our workshop transformed into a place of reflection and an outlet for worries!

    From her own experience, Catherine, who had a stroke, and who came out of it magnificently, puts us at ease, to express our own challenges / problems / worries / worries / anxieties. You don't need to have had a stroke to come and share your footsteps... and listen to Catherine's story!

    In the light of the ovens and the candles, we burn the problems/worries/troubles in turn in the “Great Flame of Burnt Worries” (our warming oven). We take the time to put our challenges/problems/worries/anxieties on paper. We take it out of us and put it in the flame to reduce it to smoke... Relief!


    Then, we move on to the “Action and gratitude” phase of the session. The evening moves forward in a positive wave by writing our wishes/hopes/wills on the glass pellets that we all mix in the “joyful future pool” (our melting furnace).

    It all ends by celebrating happiness with a glass of Escarbille, a delicious local alcohol! Welcome to a new world!

    Detailed rate
    60 $ / people
    Maximum 6 people / group

    -Reserve your spot(s) online at
    -Wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes (obligatory)
    -Bring your cameras, have fun
    -Share your experience: #lameduseim
    Thursdays: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    June, July, August and September

General information

Island Havre aux Maisons Island
Nearest Beach Dune du Sud (south dune) Beach
Distance from the beach 5 km
We speak Français, English
Additional Information
  • Accessible to persons with a physical impairment
  • Non-Smoking
  • Wireless Internet
Payment methods accepted

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Dates and opening hours

  • From June 16, to August 31, 2024

    Sunday :
    Monday to friday :
    10:00 to 17:00
    Saturday :
  • From September 1, to December 21, 2024

    Sunday to tuesday :
    Wednesday to saturday :
    12:00 to 17:00
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