April 2, 2001
In the downstairs, they blow the glass, and have cool and informative glassblowing demonstrations. Upstairs, they have the boutique, where you can buy their very nice glass wares.
They have a free exhibition of glassblowing, and the artisan was friendly and helpful. There are signs (in French and English) in the glassblowing area that details each step of the process.
Verrerie La Mailloche is just outside the walled part of city at the bottom of the stairs from the boardwalk outside the Chateau Frountenac (see other journal entry) immediately on the left. If you take the Funicular (steep tram/rail) down, the Verrerie La Mailloche is on the left as you exit the Funicular at the bottom.
Guided tours are available in high season for a fee, but I can't imagine what they could show that wasn't evident in the glassblowing demonstrations. You can spend as much or as little time as you are interested in. Their phone number is 418-694-0445.
From journal Quebec City