Musee de la Faience de Marseille, Marseille

1.0
#27 of 27 in Museums in Marseille
The Musée de la Faïence de Marseille is a museum in southern Marseille, France, dedicated to faience, a type of pottery. It opened to the public in June 1995 in the Château Pastré at 157, avenue de Montredon 13008 Marseille. It is planned to transfer the faience museum to the Château Borély, which will also hold the planned Museum of Decorative Arts and Fashion, as part of preparations for Marseille becoming the European cultural capital in 2013.The museum is housed in the magnificent nineteenth century building named after its former owner Eugène Pastré (1806-1868). The chateau is at the end of a long avenue in the Campagne Pastré park, owned by the city of Marseille.ChâteauEugène Pastré and his wife Céline de Beaulincourt-Marles wanted to build a house suitable for the celebrations and social gatherings they gave. Around 1860 they assigned construction of the building to the Parisian architect Jean-Charles Danjoy (1806-1862), who had undertaken a first plan at the request of the city of Marseille for the Palais Longchamp, which was not accepted. The country house is polychrome, with pink bricks and white stones, with curves and counter-curves.The layout of the castle allows it to exhibit nearly 1,500 pieces of ceramic pottery. All exhibits on the ground floor, however, were removed a few years ago. The cases have since remained completely empty.Faience of MarseilleThere are records of pottery being made in Marseille from the sixteenth century. In 1526 Claude Forbin, lord of Gardanne, started a faïence works with an Italian, Jean Angeli from Offida. They established the pottery in one of the suburbs of Marselle, at Saint-Marcel, and engaged a Spaniard named Sanchez from Lérida to run the operation. In the 1520s the skilled worker Bruno Catani, son of the Milanese Antoine Catani who had trained him in Marseille, established himself in the suburb of Aubagne. He produced a wide variety of pottery products. Two other potters, Antoine Franc from Manosque and Laurent Borelli from Grimaud, rented space in his factory and use of the oven on condition that they did not make competing products. In 1535 Jean Angeli had joined them. Nothing is known of the details of their production.
To find out how to plan a trip to Marseille, use our trip itinerary maker.
Source
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Create an itinerary including Musee de la Faience de Marseille
Musee de la Faience de Marseille Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
6 reviews
Google
2.0
TripAdvisor
  • This beautiful Museum of faience that was in the wonderful setting of the Château Pastré disappeared... Closed in 2012, a shame because an international level space by the quality of what it presented. There were beautiful collections, so well put into works, opportunities to do workshops... and there was the ride in the whole countryside as a bonus... A tiny part has been moved to the Château Borely in which the municipality has sprinkled a bit of anything, earthenware, fashion, decorative Ars... Neither does nor do... We had a beautiful Fashion Museum on the Canebière, this beautiful Museum of faience... and nothing more... The Château Borely has been restored on the other hand.
    View original
  • place to do for dishes and very passionate beautiful Provencal earthenware pieces, then made a ride in the Park you are behind the Red tip
    View original
Google
  • It's a shame that this place is now closed. A museum telling the story of ceramics and of regional faience, in the middle of a large park. A nice Boardwalk place;
    View original
Places to stay near Musee de la Faience de Marseille

Plan your trip to Marseille

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Marseille

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Marseille

4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 6​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 4​h

Museums in Marseille

View all >
3.4
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Marseille

4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nature in Marseille

4.2
Duration: 4​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 4​h

Nearby attractions in Marseille

4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min