Video: A Visit to Gien

During our classic cruise aboard hotel barge Renaissance in the Upper Loire & Western Burgundy we visit Gien. Gien is world famous for its faïence, or glazed ceramic pottery. Since 1821 Gien has taken inspiration from the great china-making traditions of Italian Renaissance, Japan, China and 18th century France. But it also has created many original designs. For the world exhibitions, Gien contributed some remarkable monumental pieces. The Museum of Faïence of Gien contains both utility-ware and objects d’art.