Sarreguemines is a commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. It was transferred to Germany in 1871, with the Treaty of Frankfurt following the Franco-Prussian War. From 1871 to 1918 it formed part of the German imperial province of Alsace-Lorraine and manufactured plush velvet, leather, porcelain, and earthenware, and was a chief depot for papier-mâché boxes, mostly used for snuffboxes. It was returned to France after World War I [source: Wikipedia].
Sarreguemines is famous for their old faience or faïence, where fine tin-glazed pottery on a delicate pale buff earthenware body was produced for decades. The old pottery is open for the public and the museum shows the different steps and the history of the pottery. The former factory buildings are a part of a roomy garden, which is affiliated to the Jardín pour la Paíx/Garden for Peace/Gärten ohne Grenzen.
The ceramic museum, near the town hall, houses a beautiful winter garden with colourful ceramic wall tiles.