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Musée de la Faïence (Earthenware Museum)

Musée de la Faïence (Earthenware Museum) Review

In the mid-18th century Quimper sprang to nationwide attention as a pottery manufacturing center, when it began producing second-rate imitations of Rouen faïence, or ceramics with blue motifs. Today's more colorful designs, based on floral arrangements and marine fauna, are still often hand-painted. To understand Quimper's pottery past with the help of more than 500 examples of "style Quimper," take one of the guided tours at the Musée de la Faïence.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 14 rue Jean-Baptiste-Bousquet, Quimper, 29000 | Map It
  • Phone: 02–98–90–12–72
  • Cost: €4
  • Hours: Mid-Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Quimper
Updated: 07-16-2013

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