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“Nothing to See Here”

Bernardaud Porcelain Factory
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Limoges
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Maybe we were there before the season started, but there were no factory tours (there on June 1). The selection of porcelain in the store shop was very mundane and mostly white (so I guess if you own a restaurant this is OK, but I was expecting more elegance in porcelaine like you see at Spode or Wedgewood in England). The little boutique museum was not very interesting and the person working the cash register was not too interested in telling you what it was all about. I read in other reviews that the factory tour was interesting, so make sure they are giving them before you go. Don't just show up hoping to see anything. Our tour of the Royal Limoges ancient kiln was much more interesting and really showed why LImoges used to be the porcelain center of the world.

4  Thank barbara r
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

The possibility to visit Limoges' renowned porcelain factory and get a guided tour showing all stages of porcelain production was the major attraction for my family with 3 young kids. They got to see and touch everything and get a basic understanding of what porcelain is made of and how. For my personally the exhibition of the modern design porcelain is a clear demonstration how couple of centuries old craft can reinvent itself, still remain top notch quality, yet adapt to the modern world - I found their exhibit of table settings for various restaurants around the globe so beautiful and installation of modern porcelain designers was so refreshing. One would never think modern art in porcelain can be so beautiful and engaging. Loved every minute of our 2 h tour - highly recommend!!!

8  Thank Julia B
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Potteries were very beautiful, but didn't feel that they were bargain. It was still pricey (is it because we didn't visit there in the sale season?) and the staffs there were not particularly kind. I would rather recommend visiting Aix-sur-Vienne - shops there are much kinder and bigger - and reasonable price!

4  Thank Jenni-Ahn
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Bernadaud presents a superb display of traditional making of porcelai as well as design both traditional and contemporary. It is one of the best industrial museum I have seen.
The tour is conducted in several languages, takes about an hour and is very informative.
The seconds shop is a must to end the tour and you will not leave empty handed.

17  Thank geoffstuart46
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