La Méduse - Verre Soufflé

La Meduse is a glassblowing studio located in Iles de la Madeleine since 1985. One of the oldest studio in Quebec province, La Meduse has three glass artists: François Turbide, master glassblower, founder of the studio and glass artist for over 30 years, Sophie Bourgeois, glass artist and Catherine Chevrier-Turbide, daughter of Mr. Turbide and glass artist herself. At the studio La Meduse, you can watch the artisans at work, share their reality and experience their creation space for a moment (and for free!). La Meduse glass studio also includes a boutique area showing the works of art of other local artists. Treat yourself with unique glass creations, colorful and bright! And with a blowing glass class, if you dare. Come discover it by yourself!

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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 experience" - Creative Tourism Network


    Conseil des métiers d'art du QuébecArts Circuit


  • 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 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
    May to September
  • Blown glass workshop - Level 1 (given in French)

    Blown glass workshop - Level 1 (given in French)

    In this workshop, you have the chance to be in the glass studio,with a professional glassblower and other people to touch the glass, play with it and try to make something out of it. You will have the chance to experience the glass to try making a decorative blown glass ball.

    This class allows you to create a 2 small objects and take them back home with you the next day (it has to cool down slowly during the night).

    To reserve this type of class, you have to:

    -Book your spot in advance (required) at
    Boutique front desk

    -Collect your glass pieces the next day
    -Wear comfortable cloths, closed shoes (required)
    -Arrive 10 minutes early (required)
    -Have fun
    -Share your experience : #lameduseim

    Detailed rate
    $95 / person (+tx)
    12 years old and over (+tx)
    Maximum 4 people per group
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday : 10h00 et 11h30
    September : Tuesday only
    From May to the end of September
    Off season : On demand

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 January 12, to June 13, 2020

    Sunday to monday :
    Tuesday to thursday :
    10:00 à 17:00
    Friday :
    10:30 à 17:00
    Saturday :
    10:00 à 17:00
  • From June 14, to September 26, 2020

    10:00 à 17:00