Brittany Sights


Musée de la Faïence (Earthenware Museum)

Yves Jean Haffen figure that greets you at the start of your tour

Musée de la Faïence (Earthenware Museum) Review

In the mid-18th century Quimper sprang to nationwide attention as a pottery manufacturing center. Normands, whose distinctive Rouennaise faïence was already famous, imported the techniques. But the Quimpérois customized them by replacing the pottery’s usual blue-and-white patterns with brighter Breton scenes depicting local life. Today's colorful designs, based on floral arrangements and marine fauna, are still often hand-painted. To understand Quimper's pottery-making past—and see 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: €4.50
  • Hours: Mid-Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–6
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  • Location: Quimper
Updated: 04-07-2014

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