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Musee de la Faience de Quimper

14 rue Jean Baptiste Bousquet, 29000, Quimper, France
+33 2 98 90 12 72
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Great spot

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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Poor communication!

I personally called the Museum when I was planning my trip to Quimper back in July of 2016 to make... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Kim M
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Cupertino, California
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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 earthenware museum will give you the opportunity of an enriching trip through the centuries. The exhibition of 500 pieces exposed, some of which are unique, is regularly renewed, thanks to a collection of 2000 works whether religious, historical, scenes of daily life or abstract drawings, all fixed in this noble and beautiful material. Your visit will lead you to understand the entire manufacturing process, the different methods and stages of production. Then, you will dive into the birth and evolution of the Quimper style but also in the history of the different factories that monopolized the activity of Locmaria district. This tour will take you between Marseille, Nevers, Rouen to the bank of Odet.
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16 Sep 2017
“Great spot”
9 Jul 2017
“Poor communication!”
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14 rue Jean Baptiste Bousquet, 29000, Quimper, France
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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!

Thank mpd
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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
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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 9 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.

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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
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Reviewed 30 June 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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Reviewed 21 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.

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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

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