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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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