In 1988, Eric Bonte created France Vitrail International to meet the largest order in the stained glass history, the 8,400 m2 of stained glass windows in Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix Basilica in Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast). The stained glass contain more than two million pieces of antique glass. At the top of the monument is a stained glass dome with a diameter of 40 metters, also the largest in the world. The Yamoussoukro Basilica still has the world largest stained glass surface area 30 years later.
Since then, the studio has been able to continue its activity, expand and diversify. To go beyond the walls of the sacred to break into the market of decoration and contemporary architecture. In particular for the creation of complex and unique pieces, of very large size. Stained glass domes and ceilings, for which France Vitrail International also ensures the manufacture of metal frames.
France Vitrail International is made up of craftsmen and artists, a team with a large variety of skills. This allows our art studio to offer a wide range of creations that respond technically and artistically to requests. Our experience at the service of quality, our workshop is renowned on the international scene. France Vitrail International is also a recognised exporter, with nearly 25 countries visited to date (2022).