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The Riviera town of Vallauris, France's clay capital

Located on the French Riviera, Vallauris is the French capital of pottery and ceramics. This tradition dates back to Antiquity. In those days, the inhabitants of Vallauris produced culinary pottery thanks to the clay deposits in the region. In the 19th century, ceramics developed. But the 1950s were really the golden age of Vallauris, when many artists - such as Pablo Picasso - settled in the village.