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A great spot to follow the history of faience in the Breton area. Some very elaborate pieces on... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
mpd
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Fascinating information about a world leading (but sadly almost defunct) industry

The museum is well laid out, informative and has some lovely examples of Faience - particularly as... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2015
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Only a few rare cities’ names are linked to an art or a passion. Quimper has the luck to be one of them. Associated with earthenware for over 300 years, today Quimper has a museum worthy of this great artisan and industrial tradition. The...more
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14 rue Jean Baptiste Bousquet, 29000, Quimper, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the combined tour of the workshop and the museum. Our two year old loved it and so did we. The pottery on display is beautiful with a real range of work on display. All the staff were helpful and one even ran after...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

A great spot to follow the history of faience in the Breton area. Some very elaborate pieces on display. If you like dishes, this is for you!

Thank mpd
Reviewed July 9, 2017

I personally called the Museum when I was planning my trip to Quimper back in July of 2016 to make sure they would be open in October/November. That wasn't the case when I got there. I was really disappointed as I had built this stop...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed September 10, 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 September 9, 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 August 29, 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 July 24, 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 August 9, 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 June 30, 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 June 21, 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
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