Butz-Choquin, founded in 1858, is located in Saint-Claude, France, a village nestled in the heart of the Haut Jura Mountains, not far from the Swiss border. The soi-disant Pipe Capital of the World, Saint Claude is largely a single-industry town. Current president Jean-Paul Berrod represents the fourth generation to run the company since his great-grandfather founded it. Thousands of French smoke shops or tabacs proudly carry the Butz-Choquin brand, these pipes have only been available in the US since 1999. BC pipes are known for innovation in design and finishes from Butz-Choquin Erable and Rhapsody to Butz-Choquin Sandblast and Ventrose all are exquisite pipes. For stunning appearance at a nice price, it's hard to beat Butz Choquin.