North of the Pays de la Loire, close to Normandy, is Mayenne, the second bigg...
'Made in Pays de la Loire' is a symbol of quality and authenticity. The 'savoir-faire' of local artisans and quality of local materials results in imaginative and well-made creations, here are some examples:
The famous 'Toiles de Mayenne' fabrics have been produced in the region for over 200 years including curtains, bed throws, cushions and more.
Malicorne in the Sarthe is a centre for ceramics where you can see clay take shape before your very eyes: the place to invest in individual pieces or works of art.
At the pottery in Pornic , Loire-Atlantique, they personalise the traditional hand painted bowl with your name on it.
In Poncé-sur-Loir in the Sarthe watch a glass blower at work as he creates unique one-off decorative objects.
There are hand-crafted items in many of the local towns and markets.