PhotoPOSTcard: Bucolic Reflection on the Vienne

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Last Updated on 10/29/20 by quiltripping

The town of Limoges in central France, and the area around it is well known for its fine porcelain production.  The discovery of kaolin in the area in the 1760’s, a critical component for hard-paste porcelain, and a ready supply of water from the Vienne river helped produce a successful French industry that could compete with the popular porcelain products imported from China.  

These half timbered buildings were once pat of the  J. L Coquet porcelain factory outside the city of Limoges.  Now they are just used for storage and make a photogenic stop when visiting the factory store next door. The more modern factory is down the road and is not quite as photo worthy.

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