Sites & cities that bear the name of Lezoux


Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Ledoso vico

Description : Lezoux is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France. It was a key location in the filming of the 2004 film Les Choristes (The Chorus). From the end of the 1st century until the third quarter of the 2th century Lezoux was the biggest center of ceramic production in the Roman world, taking precedence over Graufesenque (see article for references). Its many sigillated ceramic workshops were divided into several groups, to which each potter was attached almost exclusively. The Gallo-Roman decorators most famous for the ii th century are Cinnamus and Paternus . A century of excavations has revealed hundreds of Gallo-Roman potters' kilns. Philippe Bet listed in his thesis (1988) around 1,200 names of potters 5 . The Lezoux Ceramics Museum traces the history of the Lezoux potters, with a special place for those from the Gallo-Roman period. The exhibited pieces come from these workshops.

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