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Musee de la Faience de Quimper

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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 16 September 2017
mpd
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Boston, Massachusetts
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French Faience Enthusiast? Don't Miss This Museum!

Small but full of excellent examples of 18th and 19th C French faience, the museum is a must for... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
susan c
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Dallas, Texas
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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 13 October 2018

Small but full of excellent examples of 18th and 19th C French faience, the museum is a must for anyone who has an interest in the pottery of Quimper. The collection ranges from the early manufacture of terra cotta-colored bottles to the finest production of...More

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Musée d, Assistant principal at Musee de la Faience de Quimper, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for this very complete comment !

Reviewed 16 July 2018 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 16 September 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!

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Reviewed 10 July 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 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

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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.

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