An iconic site constructed in the 13th century on the foundations of an 11th century fortress, the medieval architecture of Ratilly stands in the heart of the Puisaye region, in untouched countryside. During the religious wars Ratilly sheltered Huguenots and also received hunted Jansenists at the start of the18th century.
In 1951 Jeanne and Norbert Pierlot established their pottery workshop here and via the contacts they developed they made Ratilly one of the most important private art centres in France, a place of artistic exchange and expression. Today the Pierlot family carry on their work and invite you to discover Ratilly through the seasons:
• Pigeon house, guard room, Renaissance fireplace…
• Working pottery studio
• Exhibitions of contemporary art
• Varied musical programme
• Art classes