Haviland, Pavillon de la Porcelaine
Associated with the golden age of Limoges porcelain, the Haviland company shaped the history of the local industrial economy and remains one of the biggest manufacturers in Limoges.
Specialising in decorative porcelain tableware, especially in gold inlaid by hand, Haviland still follows traditional production techniques: acid etching, glazing, firing, repainting, gilding and burnishing. In keeping with a tradition of collaboration with artists and sculptors since the 1920s, the company regularly develops new models: more than 40 different designs have been created with artists worldwide. Most products are distributed in the United States, the Middle East, Japan, China, Africa and Europe through stores specialising in high-end tableware.
Le Pavillon de la Porcelaine:
- On site: sale of first-rate selections from the latest and previous collections, and discontinued items from older collections.
- Museum dedicated to the history of the Haviland factory, including a film about the various steps of the porcelain creation, manufacturing and decoration process (10-minute film in French and English).
With all its products 100% made in LIMOGES, Haviland is one of the few remaining porcelain-makers to produce its collections entirely in Limoges, from manufacturing to decorating the services. It has been awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label.
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 10.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.
July and August: every day of the week from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm.
Closed on bank holidays except 14 July and 15 August.
Free admission. Free access to the permanent exhibition.