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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
  • Website:
  • Location: Quimper
Updated: 04-07-2014

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