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Marcognac Land of Porcelain

Marcognac Terre de Porcelaine in Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche in the area where kaolin was once discovered.

Classified as a Historical Monument under the title of Industrial Archaeology, Marcognac is a quarry site that has been exploited since 1786 for 200 years. Located about forty kilometers south of Limoges, the quarries, the restored buildings and the tools allow visitors to follow in the footsteps of the men and women who contributed to the development of Limoges porcelain.


Today, the association "Marcognac Terre de Porcelaine" organizes guided tours or tours led by craftsmen (blacksmith, carpenter, ...) in order to discover the conditions of extraction of kaolin, the conditions of working life, but also the geological conditions that have favored the production of kaolin in the department.


The products 

Other products.


The proposed activities

Self-guided tours, sales area, guided tours, demonstrations, events.



Classified as a historical monument.  



Guided tours 5€ per person.
Free for children up to 12 years old.


Marcognac Terre de Porcelaine

10 rue Antoine Lafarge 87500 SAINT YRIEIX LA PERCHE

Tél. : 06 69 72 42 01 / 05 55 08 20 72


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Opening hours : 

All year round by appointment for groups of at least 5 people.

From 1 July to 30 August, the site is open every day (guided tours at 2.30 and 4pm).



Marcognac Terre de Porcelaine
Marcognac Terre de Porcelaine