Thursday Doors: Sant Vicens Ceramiques

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.

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I’ve enjoyed immensely going back through my archives during this time staying in. I was surprised to find I had not yet featured the Sant Vicens area in Perpignan, a fifteen-minute walk from where I live.

Last October, despite the rain and a little chill, my family and I enjoyed an excursion to the compound of the Sant Vicens Ceramiques, a former wine estate.  The grounds include a ceramic workshop and store, an old wine cellar where ceramic artwork is displayed, farmhouses, and gathering places for artists over many years.  On the day we visited, the buildings (except the ceramic store) were closed. Normally, you can take a tour and hear of the history of the place.  I look forward to taking a tour when all this is over.

Sant Vicens is “a major place of creation and artistic encounter throughout the 20th century. From Jean Lurçat to Dali, via Picasso, Dufy or Maillol, many artists have passed through Sant Vicens, enriching the history and the exceptional collections of this former wine estate.”

(https://www.le-journal-catalan.com/perpignan-visite-de-sant-vicens-et-la-ceramique-dart/24478/)

I hope you enjoyed our discoveries.   Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, stay well!

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. lolaWi says:

    the header photo is so charming 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Lola, for stopping by. The compound is very charming. I look forward to a sunny day after all this is over for a re-visit. 🙂

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  2. DrJunieper says:

    Great decor on this house! Yet, it looks like a peaceful place. Would love to take the ceramic workshop!
    By the way, how have you been doing lately? (you can email, if you like:) ) Hope you have a lovely weekend, Jesh

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    1. I knew you would like that. I look forward to going back when the weather’s nice and the place is open again. I think there are many more interesting things about the place. I, too, would really love to take the ceramic workshop. I’m not an artist like you, but would love to try. I am doing okay. Thank you for asking. I will send you an email sometime this weekend. I hope it’s a nice one for you and yours! 🙂

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  3. Sheree says:

    Fabulous doors and an interesting story too.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sheree! 🙂

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      1. Sheree says:

        You’re very welcome

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  4. Teresa says:

    I like the fiery archway and that place is really a good discovery. Brenda.

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    1. And, we discovered it on accident. I look forward to going back. I, too, like the fire around the archway. Thanks so much, Teresa. 🙂

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      1. Teresa says:

        Hope we can go back to the places we love. Have a good weekend Brenda!

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      2. Certainly! Thank you for stopping by and same to you, Teresa! 🙂

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      3. Teresa says:

        My pleasure Brenda!

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    I love that huge arched entrance with those magnificent wooden doors.

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    1. I’m with you, giant arched entrances are awesome. Thanks so much, Dan! 🙂

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    These are beautiful. Exactly the kind of place I’d want to visit if I was there.
    Thanks for the tour. I hope you get a chance to go back on a sunny day after they re-open 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Norm. I’m happy you enjoyed the tour!

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  7. jazzytower says:

    Looks like this would be a nice visit. Given who has passed through there. Good photos.

    Pat

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    1. Very true. Thank you so much!

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