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Salamandre, porcelain of Limoges

Mister Chauvel is fascinated by the porcelain. He welcomes the visitor in his workshop close to the cathedral of Limoges and to the Museum of the Fine arts.

Mr Chauvel has a passion for porcelain. He makes thimbles and pendants and decorates small dishes, cups, and table services manufactured in Haute-Vienne by member firms of the Limoges Porcelain Routes network.


Located close to Saint-Etienne Cathedral, in the historic, tourist and pedestrian area of La Cité, the Salamandre studio invites visitors to discover real Limoges porcelain made in keeping with long-standing traditions. The Cité district is steeped in history and boasts some exceptional architecture near the Museum of Fine Arts, the botanical gardens of the Bishops’ Palace, the Maison de l’Email (House of Enamel) and the banks of the Vienne with their specially created footpaths.


Demonstration of the stages of the porcelain manufacturing process: casting, glazing and decoration. Guided tours possible for groups, free of charge.


Visitors can choose from a wide selection of Limoges porcelain items including: gifts, souvenirs, jewellery, tableware and regional products. The workshop covers 80 m2 on the ground floor of a secure building.



Small souvenirs and promotional objects (magnets, key rings...) 100% made on site

Capacity for groups of up to 15 people. Tours organised with the help of Limoges Tourist Office

Tours in English



Free admission


Salamandre, porcelaine de Limoges

5 rue Haute Cité 87000 LIMOGES

Tél. : 05 55 12 88 91


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Open all year from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm without interruption from May to October, and from 2 pm to 7 pm from November to April



Salamandre, porcelain de Limoges
Workshop situated in the historic, tourist and pedestrian area of La Cité
The base material to make some porcelain: the kaolin
Salamandre, porcelain de Limoges
The powder of kaolin
Salamandre, porcelain de Limoges
Salamandre, porcelaine de Limoges
M. Chauvel manipulates some dough of kaolin
Certificate of origin: all the creations are certified "Limoges"
Salamandre, porcelain de Limoges