A magical place in Provence

Located in the town centre, our ceramics workshops cover more than 6,000 m² and are the oldest and most traditional in the region. With an immense courtyard, vine-covered walls and listed chimney, it is the classic 19th century manufacture and a truly delightful place to visit!

The shop consists of a maze of rooms displaying decorative objects for the home and garden. There are enamels in every shade, and designs from the most contemporary to the traditional. There are small products such as pots and dishes, as well as giant pots and vases awaiting discovery.

When you arrive at our workshops, you will feel as if you are in a little village. You will find the potter, the kiln operators and the moulders. Everyone loves to work here. In the shade of an olive tree or cool old walls, take time to discover traditional skills and choose your favourite pot or salad bowl.

Awarded the status of “Living Heritage Company” by the French state, Poterie Ravel is a unique place and an essential destination during your stay in Provence.

There are free guided tours every Thursday morning at 10.30. You will discover the secrets of preparing the clay, working on the wheel and moulding the pots.

Poterie Ravel has been based at Aubagne in Provence for more than 180 years. The town is 20km from Marseille and 30km from Aix-en-Provence, in the heart of Provence. All our products exude the spirit of Southern France, the warmth of the Mediterranean, gardens planted with lavender, olive trees and cypress. Although it makes many contemporary products, Poterie Ravel, former known as Poterie Provençale, continues to take pride in crafting numerous traditional objects that are typical of the region.

Whether it is decorative pieces for the home or objects for the garden, you will be seduced by our products that reflect the special French art de vivre and the Provencal lifestyle that is the envy of the world.
In times gone by, most pots were used to store foodstuffs, but many ceramic pieces have now found their way into the garden, lending their charm and practicality to outdoor settings.

A jug that sits in an alcove, a traditional Provencal dish to wash your vegetables or serve a large salad, a vase on a low wall for a geranium, a jar for a climbing rose...

Host convivial gatherings on your patio with honey-coloured tableware and celebrate Provence with every meal! Salad bowls, jugs, plates, platters, wine coolers, tureens, small dishes...

OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM APRIL TO THE END OF JUNE.

PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE WORKSHOP

ALSO DISCOVER

A range of household linen, tablecloths, tea towels, bedspreads and more… All in linen, by Philogène Ravel. A wide choice of seconds, with minor flaws, for those hunting for a bargain!

Buy household linen directly from our online store!