Musée de la Faïence, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
The beauty of crockery
If you feel nostalgic when the “special occasions” crockery comes out, treat yourself to an escapade inside the colourful walls of the Musée de la Faïence earthenware museum in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. A precious collection of over 300 pieces has set up home in this refined setting, retracing the history of our traditional earthenware makers. The tour is the epitome of elegance: at the time of Louis XIV, crockery made in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie was considered as the finest in the kingdom! And it’s no surprise when you consider that the village possesses everything you need to produce high-quality ceramics: water, wood and clay. The Musée de la Faïence was created by passionate historian and patron of the arts Marcel de Provence – a true lover of Provence who took it upon himself to rekindle the furnaces of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.