Ravel’s  family business opened 1837, and is now ran by the fifth generation. The offer goes from terracota pots in classic shapes, to the designers pieces: Jean-Marie Massaud just signed the Uluru collection. It also spans all shapes and sizes, from the 10 cm herb pot, to the enormous 1m diameter pot that can safely hold a mature olive tree. Ravel has been labeled « Entreprise du patrimoine vivant » for the continuity of their excellent production, rooted in history.

The showroom spreads through out the original building, with it’s terracotta ceilings and stone walls

The latest venture is the revival in 2011 of the fabric section: the boutique Philogene Ravel (from the name of the ancestor who ran the filature section of the Decroix-Ravel business, the original tiled sign of the filature is still visible) is nestled within the poterie Ravel and offers unassuming but absolutely must have traditional plain and striped linen.