There is a lot to see (and I missed much), but I will do a couple of posts on the town over the next few weeks; I will also do a couple on the porcelain industry, as there were so many exciting objects to be seen. Firstly, after parking my car and walking along the bank of the tranquil Vienne River
I made my way to the porcelain shop, as it was close to closing time. The products in stock are made nearby in Limoges, where I gather the factory is well worth a visit. The history of the porcelain industry there goes back to 1766, when very pure kaolin was found near Saint Yrieix-la-Perche, about 30 km away from Limoges.
The small windows of the shop have beautiful displays.
Then as you enter the shop (with lots of money!!!) you suddenly realise how large the place is, and how extensive is the range of pottery on show. The premises are on three levels, and I gather there are over 200 different dinner services to choose from!
The building itself has been beautifully restored and that alone is worth seeing.
In the basement, you will find whiteware and 'seconds', although I could not see any faults!