The Pottery workshop

In the heart of St Jean de Fos, one finds Elie Sabadel's workshop, well preserved since the 19th century.

The workshop was transformed into Argileum - the house of the pottery in July 2011.

The museography uses the latest technologies in an authentic workshop.

The result is a unique and playful experience of pottery making, the skills of the trade and the ceramic history. Esthetically and contemporary designed, we invite you to spend an unforgettable visit.


Demonstrations and initiation workshops for pottery-making can complete your visit. (on booking only)


Argileum is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility

Practical informations

Argileum, opening hours :

  • From April 2nd  to June 30th and from September 1st  to November 2nd from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6 pm.  Closed on Mondays.
  • July and August, everyday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Annual closing: from November till April.


Group visits are possible all year round if booked in advance.


 Fees :


  • Adult €5.50
  • Youth (10 to 18 years) €3.50
  • Free for children under 10 years old
  • Workshop €9 and €7
  • Group fee available upon request




Free shuttle :


From Maison du Grand Site (the Devil bridge) to Saint Jean de Fos.

Every day in July and August, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

(every 30 minutes)