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Brittany Sights

Musée de la Faïence (Earthenware Museum)

  • 14 rue Jean-Baptiste-Bousquet Map It
  • Quimper

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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.

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14 rue Jean-Baptiste-Bousquet, Quimper, 29000, France

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  • €5
  • Mid-Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 10–6


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