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“Wow. Special Exhibit was an added bonus.”

Ranked #187 of 2,263 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Was not expected this to be so spectacular. There are a lot of rooms on the ground floor that cover different period of ceramics. A few took my breath away. The special exhibit upstairs, something about colour, was truly spectacular. The curator has the rare eye that made me cry. There also appears to be tours of the ceramics making buildings, but I missed these. Didn't do my homework beforehand. Not a lot nearby, but WELL worth the effort. Perfect for the 2nd half of a day trip to Versailles; you can take the bus from right outside the door.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great place. Discovered it by mistake on the way back form Versailles. Awesome museum. Zero parking. the souvenir shop was great. very few items. but value for money. the staff at the shop know their subject and take the patience to explain the purchase to you. They don't mind how many questions you have. Understand the difference between pure blue, cloudy blue and light blue and white. We didn't have the time for the full tour of the factory but we did enjoy that visit a lot.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

For years I hesitated to visit this museum, then finally I pushed open its door, and I had a most wonderful surprise.

I’d expected being bored (I accompanied a friend set to visit this museum) seeing grandma’s porcelain tea cups and saucers over and over again, but this museum is so much more than that.

On display, all safeguarded in glass cases, are cups and saucers indeed, but so too vases of all sizes, plates, serving dishes, cooking utensils, ornaments, sculptures, statues, and paintings done in porcelain. Of these items, some date from several centuries BC, yet a few are also of our era.

Each item is numbered and on the floor of each case the history of each item is noted. Unfortunately, this is only in French, but if you often visit Paris museums then you will know that the French are inclined to give information only in their own language.

The museum’s official name is : Sèvres - Cité de la céramique.

Its address is 2 Place de la Manufacture, and it is in the town of Sèvres, 10.5 kms (6.5 miles) south-west of Paris.

Getting to the museum is in no way a problem, it even makes for a nice Metro ride on Line 9 which runs from Chatelet to Pont de Sèvres station which is the end of the line.

When you descend – you must do so at exit (sortie) 2, you will see ahead the massive building of the museum which borders the River Seine. Cross the river on Pont de Sevres and keep on walking towards the museum: it will be a 10-min walk, but you will not even know you are walking because you will not be able to take your eyes off the residential barges docked on both sides of the bridge.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week but Tuesday.

It will cost you 6 euros to go in.

The museum is not actually for children. I am sure that not only would they be bored, but you would have to watch them all the time, because if they should bump into one of those glass cases, I do not want to be around to see the damage.

I can tell you this though, that this museum has a most friendly and helpful staff.

I highly recommend that after the museum you stroll through the adjoining Saint-Cloud Park where you will be able to have a drink, or a snack, at one of the park’s numerous open-air cafes. Prices are a little on the steep side, but then you will be sitting under trees, a fountain or two within sight and many beautiful statues too.

Next, I suggest that you return to Paris on the Tram (Tramway as the French call it). It is the T2 Tram and named Val de Seine. The stop is Musée de Sèvres and the stop is right in front of the museum, and bordering the River Seine of course.

As Sèvres falls within Zone 2 of the Paris public transport network, you can get to the museum on an ordinary Paris transport ticket. (Price 1.90 Euro.) Of course, you would have to buy another ticket for your return to Paris. You can instead buy a Paris transport day ticket which will allow you to ride the Paris metro, buses and trams until mid-night. That ticket will cost you 7.30 Euro and the ticket is known as a Mobilis.

Buy it at the station where you start your day’s outing.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you really love ceramics, and want to know more about it - historically and technically speaking - you must visit Sevres Museum. The building itself and its garden are already very interesting - if you go during Spring or Summer times. It's not far away from Paris, and the curiosities about ceramic - dated from a long time ago - already worth the trip. And the staff is very friendly. Paris Mairie should improve the museum - it needs few restoration.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

An afternoon of surprise and marvel in Sevre, France. The porcelain pots were the most beautiful objects of perfection and colour.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank lindahJ5700NH
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