Tourisme Charlevoix

Poterie de Port-au-Persil


Celebrating 50 years! After acquiring this beautiful old yellow barn on June 12, 1974, Poterie de Port-au-Persil began upon its quest for ceramic excellence. This unique pottery studio trained and exhibited the works of some of the best ceramists in Quebec. Ever since, la Poterie has continued the tradition of displaying renowned ceramists’ and potters’ work in its gallery. La Poterie’s soul is expressed in its studio, where the general public is invited to create their own pieces of art during open workshops. Reservations required for all visits. For more details about opening hours, activities and prices, visit la Poterie’s website.


  • One of Quebec’s oldest specialist ceramic institutions. For over 50 years, the old yellow barn, also simply known as the “Yellow Barn,” has been home to a gallery-boutique and a workshop for visitors to create their own pieces of art. A vast selection of unique pieces by famous ceramists. Prices for group classes and visits available upon request. Families with children welcome.

  • The only pottery studio of its kind in Quebec, la Poterie de Port-au-Persil’s story began when Évelyne Mainville purchased the yellow barn on June 12, 1974. La Poterie’s art trade gallery is home to pieces by local professional ceramists who have won awards from across Quebec and Canada. Most follow in the footsteps of Pierre Legault, the master potter who cofounded la Poterie de Port-au-Persil’s pottery school in 1976. Open workshops to create your own works of art.

  • The only pottery studio of its kind in Quebec, la Poterie de Port-au-Persil’s story began 50 years ago. A boutique with pieces made on site or further afield, 100% art trade, hand made in Quebec, for a wonderful keepsake of your visit. So, come enjoy yourself as you create your own souvenirs in our friendly, fun workshop that is open to all. Reservations required for all visits.


  • Features

    • Animation
    • Totally non-smoking
    • Souvenir shop
    • Free WiFi
    • Free entrance
  • About the establishment

    • Welcom cyclists
    • Totally non-smoking
  • Services et équipement

    • Nearby parking
  • Booking


Work shop initiation to throwing and shaping clay under the supervision of a professional ceramist. Ideal for team building or complimentary activity for convention participants and spouses. Hands on experience adapted to everyone’s creativity.

  • Type of location Activities and attractions
  • Distance from the airport 38 km
  • Accessible via Bus, Taxi, Car
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group , Corporate
  • Hélène Garon (418) 638-2349
  • Bertrand Dion (418) 638-2349


Prizes & awards

Best of the Road, Rand McNally, editor's pic, 2005. 0 Stars
Mention dans National Geographic, Canada's 50 places of a lifetime, What to buy, 2013 0 Stars
Grands Prix du Tourisme, attraction plus de 50 000 visiteurs, Tourisme Charlevoix. 2003
Grands Prix du Tourisme, attraction moins de 100 000 visiteurs, Tourisme Charlevoix. 2004

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Contact informations

1001, rue Saint-Laurent, route 138
Port-au-Persil (QC)  G0T 1X0

  418 638-2349

Visit the official site of Poterie de Port-au-Persil


Ouvert en saison

Boutique gallery - High season

From 12 June to 2 September

  • 09:30 to 17:00 - Wednesday
  • 09:30 to 17:00 - Thursday
  • 09:30 to 17:00 - Friday
  • 09:30 to 17:00 - Saturday
  • 09:30 to 17:00 - Sunday

Boutique gallery - For all the off-season details, contact us.

Free workshops - See on the official website

From 12 June to 25 August

  • 09:30 to 12:30 - Wednesday
  • 09:30 to 12:30 - Thursday
  • 09:30 to 12:30 - Friday
  • 09:30 to 12:30 - Saturday
  • 09:30 to 12:30 - Sunday


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