European Heritage Days

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September from 10am

This new edition of the European Heritage Days taking place under the banner of “Arts and Entertainment”, is an invitation to discover and rediscover our local heritage approaching it in a playful, sensory and collective way.
The cultural identity of our territory has been nourished by its ceramic tradition and has been enriched by it over the centuries. The vagaries of history have shaped an exceptional architectural, artistic, artisanal and human heritage. The entire cultural community gathers around this national event to promote, preserve and make our heritage accessible to as many people as possible. This desire to share lies behind the design of the programme for this 36th edition of the European Heritage Days. So, in addition to the usual programmes, we are able to offer you specific visits, tours and activities. Indulge yourself!

La Borne: Guided Tour

“Art & Entertainment” Discovery Tour
21 and 22 September
Enjoy the journey between La Borne and Neuvy-Deux-Clochers and discover our local heritage, our age-old stories and hear about the spirit of our ancestors and their contemporary customs!

Saturday 21 september

10am-1pm: Contemporary Ceramics Centre (CCCLB), the Cathedral of Jean Linard, the Tower of Vesvre
4pm-7pm: the Tower of Vesvre, the Cathedral of Jean Linard, CCCLB

Sunday 22 september

10am-1pm: the Tower of Vesvre, the Cathedral of Jean Linard, CCCLB
4pm-7pm: CCCLB, the Cathedral of Jean Linard, the Tower of Vesvre

Tour with a guide-lecturer in a mini bus – Fee-based and by reservation only: €15.
Limited places available.
Reservations: 02 48 26 96 21 or

Contemporary Ceramics Centre of La Borne

> Exhibitions
Éclats d’émail (Shards of Glaze), Svein Hjorth-Jensen
Le livre et le bol (The Book and the Bowl), Océane Madelaine
Permanent exhibition of the ACLB members.
Guided or free visit– continually from 10am to 7pm – Entrance: €2.

> Pot-throwing demonstrations
21 and 22 September from 2pm to 6pm – Free of charge.

> The Hungry Little Workshop
21 and 22 September from 3pm to 5pm.
Take part in a group cooking workshop with family or friends to experiment with recipes using La Borne’s ceramic tableware – Enjoy your creations on the spot!
Workshop offered in partnership with the Basta Tea Room.
Limited places– Fee €12 and places must be booked.

> Passion is in the Pot
21 and 22 September at 3pm.
A ceramist from the Ceramic Association of La Borne (ACLB) will introduce you to their point of view on the exhibitions and their own work.
By registration – Fee: €5.00

Tel.: 02 48 26 96 21 –

> Films projection
11am to  6 pm – Free of charge
Rolbu, animation film,
Emmanuel Buchet. director Manu Rouffio
Grands Feux en Puisaye,
Directore Jacques Tréfouël and Daniel Hénard


Ceramic Association of La Borne (ACLB)

Visit the potters’ workshops where you can encounter exceptional traditional and contemporary craftsmanship.

> Athelière workshop
20 Route de Sancerre, Neuilly-en-Sancerre
Exhibition : “Des Anges, de la terre et de l’eau”.  Nirdosh Petra van Heesbeen and Leontien Wessels.

Vassil Ivanoff Museum– La Borne

Non-guided visit– Fee: €2
Opening hours 11am-1pm/3pm-6pm.
Discover the work in the Vassil Ivanoff collection (1897-1973).
Temporary exhibition: Barbara Delfosse (1939-2009), ceramist at La Borne.
Tel.: 02 48 26 96 21

Pottery Museum – La Borne

21 and 22 September from 10 am to 7pm – Fee: €3
Non-guided visit: The Pottery Museum of La Borne invites you to discover its collection of traditional 18th and 19th century ceramics.
Temporary exhibition: La Borne, from fragmented to monumental.
Tel.: 06 71 25 84 19 – –


Talbot Workshops – La Borne

21 and 22 September from 2pm to 6pm – Free.
> Demonstration of a stick-driven potter’s wheel
> Guided or non-guided visit of the workshop and the hill-climbing kiln
Tél. : 02 48 26 75 23

Le Totem – La Borne

21 and 22 September from 3pm to 6pm – Paid entrance.
Museum: Collections of Digan-Stoneware & Stedman.
Temporary exhibition: Agnès Thierry, Nancy Stemdan, Tefinjanahary and Karine Bonneval.
>Store: art and regional handmade ware. –


21 and 22 September from 10 am to 7pm – Free.
A gallery that aims to bring together creators from different fields and backgrounds (art, design, architecture) who share the common point of “knowing and doing”: complementary elements. Tel.: 02 48 25 55 41 – 06 32 72 17 73

Church of Neuilly-en-Sancerre

21 and 22 September
10 am-12 noon/3pm-6pm – Free.
Exhibition: a selection of religious ceramics dating from the 1950s to the 1970s (Foucher family, Talbot family, Jean Lerat, André Rozay).
Tel.: 02 48 79 04 01


Cathedral de Jean Linard – Neuvy-Deux-Clochers

Friday 20 September at 10.30am and 3 pm
> For schools: introductory visits (90 minutes)
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September
> Free unguided visits from 10.30am to 7pm.
> Guided visits to areas not generally open to the public at 11am, 3pm and 5pm.
> A presentation of the collecting of memories carried out in July relating to the construction of the site will also be presented during the weekend.
European Heritage Days price for all offerings: €1.
Tl.: 09 73 01 86 46-

Tour de Vesvre – Neuvy-Deux-Clochers

21 and 22 September from 10 am to 6.30pm
Visits: reduced price: €3.
Saturday 21 September
Bar Le Coin de la Tour/Duo Vertygo
Musical events throughout the day and a concert at 9pm.
Bar open on Saturday 21 September in the afternoon and on Sunday 22 September from 11 am to 8pm (snacks available).
Tel.: 02 48 79 22 90 –