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Departemental Ceramics Museum

Domaine(s) : Local industry

Region : Auvergne


Located in an old pottery of the 19th century, the ceramics museum shows:
- The collections extracted from the archaeological site of Lezoux
- A oven of the factory,
- A collection of tools,
- Productions done in the history.


An hour helps you to understand the history and the manufacture of ceramics.

The museum is open from Wednesday to Monday at the following times:
- From November to April: from 10.00 to 17.00,
- From May to October: from 10:00 to 18:00.

The museum is closed on May the 1st, on November the 1st, on December the 25th and all the month of January. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


Lezoux has a name that fits very well the city as it takes its name from ancient Roman, Lutosus, which comes from lutum (means clay, potter).

The museum offers temporary exhibitions, such as the 2009 ones titloed 'Garden side, courtyard one', dedicated to Roman gardens, sometimes decorated with mosaics and murals paintings.

The tranquil area invites to contemplation of the works thus produced.


Rue de la Republique
63190 Lezoux

Lezoux is between Clermont-Ferrand (27 km) and Thiers (15 km)
From Clermont-Ferrand, take the A720 to the west. At the exit N°1 (Lempdes) take the D766 during 1,5km, the D769 during 4km and then the D1 (D1 to the north), which allows you to join the N89 (still north) to reach Lezoux.

Lezoux : N 45°49'42'', E 03°22'51''

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