You have to make an effort to visit this
lovely corner of France, the northwestern most corner of Bretagne, north and west of Paris
You have to be driven, as I am, to see and investigate every major ceramic region in the world.
And lucky for us, nearby, we found the beautiful
Manoir de Kerlédan a luxury French Bed and Breakfast.
The salon, where we had cocktails by a roaring fire at precisely 7:30 p.m each evening.
Followed by a gourmet dinner prepared for us by the very talented and lovely Penny, the proprietress of this 15th century Manor House.
Penny and Peter Dinwiddie dedicated many years of their young lives to the rebuilding and restoration of this neglected old stone chateau.
The beginning, 1964.
Every part of this old Manor House was lovingly restored over a period of many years by Penny and Peter.
Formal Gardens were laid out and are judiciously kept by Peter.
beautiful bedrooms await the visitor.
We must go back and see what plans Penny and Peter have for this antique treasure.
About an hours drive from Carhaix-Plouguer, the home of Karledan Manor House, the town of Quimper (pronounced kem-pair) holds a very fine ceramic museum, the Musée de la Faience,
Quimper, Bretagne, France.
Throwing pots has not changed much over the centuries. The flywheel was used then, an electric wheel has made life easier today.
Established in 1690, the Quimper factory is still producing fine hand painted ceramics. You can visit the factory from Monday through Friday.
Quimper Faience designs feature Men and Women in traditional Breton Costumes, celebrating their Celtic Heritage.
Have great remainder of the week my dear