Musee National de Ceramique de Sevres, Paris

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Created at the beginning of the 19th century by Alexandre Brogniart, Musee National de Ceramique de Sevres presents ceramics of all types and from dozens of countries. During your tour of this site, you’ll find porcelain from every corner of the world. Islamic ceramics are displayed next to Renaissance pieces on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is China and Dresden porcelain, or soft-paste porcelain, from the 18th century to the 20th century. Lastly, the Industrial Arts service painted by Devely in 1823 is one of the main pieces in the collection.

Altogether, the museum holds more than 50,000 objects, of which about 5,000 were manufactured by Sèvres. Work out when and for how long to visit Musee National de Ceramique de Sevres and other Paris attractions using our handy Paris trip itinerary builder .
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  • As part of the heritage day we had the good idea to visit the Museum of ceramics at Sèvres. Tour of the workshops, by enthusiasts of their profession. Very informative, even for people with no knowledge about the art of ceramics. Latest from porcelain and ancestral manufacturing techniques. The matter first to the finished object (dough, molding, cooking, glazing, decoration etc.). Then a visit to the Museum. Exceptional collections of ancient art to the present day, for the pleasure of the eyes.
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  • 3 circuits allow to see the entire manufacturing process. The explanations and demonstrations in each workshop are a real treat. The love of the job well done and perfection are palpable. Bravo and thanks for the Organization (which should be very complex) of these 2 opening days.
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  • Great place. Discovered it by mistake on the way back form Versailles. Awesome museum. Zero parking. the souvenir shop was great. very few items. but value for money. the staff at the shop know their ...  more »

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