Genod pipes are made in the birth place of the briar pipe, St Claude, France. Founded in 1865, it was one of the first major pipe making facilities in the area. Through sales and acquisitions throughout the years, the brand Genod was first created in 1970. The pipes were among St Claude’s most popular exports and continue to this day producing quality pipes at affordable prices. The young pipe maker Sebastien Beaud has taken over production of Genod pipes and his work is impeccable. Genod Classic pipes and Genod Briar pipes are truly French pipes in the St Claude tradition.