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Earthenware Museum (Musee de la Faience)

14 rue Jean Baptiste Bousquet, 29000, Quimper, France
+33 2 98 90 12 72
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A lovely find

We stumbled upon this delightful little museum after walking along the river path towards the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Susan G
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Wonderful Pottery

On a walk from our campsite along the river Odet into Quimper we stumbled upon this delightful... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
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14 rue Jean Baptiste Bousquet, 29000, Quimper, France
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this delightful little museum after walking along the river path towards the centre of Quimper. It is clean, modern and well laid out. It tells the history of the earthenware industry in Quimper. The display cases contain a huge range of examples...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

On a walk from our campsite along the river Odet into Quimper we stumbled upon this delightful museum. We were warmly greeted at the entrance and for a modest fee of 4.50€ we enjoyed a great exhibition of pottery and the history of Pottery in...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Admittedly I should have checked on their website but disappointed to walk from the centre of town to find it was shut. I think a number of visitors had made the same mistake and were found in the nearby gift shop making purchases. Really do...More

Thank bantickr
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This museum is next door to the one remaining manufacturer of Quimper pottery with its charming motifs. The museum is well laid out and has a vast range of pieces.

Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I have long been a fan of the colourful peasant decorated pottery of Quimper, and when staying in the area was determined to see as much as possible. I therefore headed to this museum with high hopes, which unfortunately were not fulfilled. A relatively expensive...More

Thank sheridan s
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Definite must see. The presentation of Quimper pottery over the years is great, and the displays of the works of particular artists is especially interesting. Missing this would be a shame if you understand the significance of faience to this region.

Thank UhlBliss
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The museum is well laid out, informative and has some lovely examples of Faience - particularly as practised between about 1880 and 1940. Well worth a visit - the new buildings on the site of the original works are beautifully finished and laid out.

Thank pauldaviesuk
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We loved this museum - It covered the history and development of the history of pottery in the region. Well curated and displayed exhibits. We we taken aback by a plate which had one of the most racist, s exist and colonialist illustrations we have...More

Thank Janev_Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This was a very interesting eye-opener and gave us a background to the craft, with some very beautiful examples, as well as some less so.

Thank David W
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Worth an hour of your day, interesting to see the development of this dying industry, go after a visit to the city museum in the cathedral complex to get a feel for the costumes of Brittany . Great shop , do this if not the...More

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