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Tuilerie artisanale Royer Jean-Louis

Traditional tilery
8 route de Joinville
10200 Soulaines Dhuys
Champagne-Ardenne

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Sale to private individuals and professionals

Founded in 1800, the family-run firm, Tuilerie Royer, makes a diversified range of terracotta products fired in a 100m3 wood kiln. 

Located in Soulaines Dhuys for five generations, the fine clay from the Aube is transformed into terracotta products using ancestral techniques that enable the new parts to be produced with an old texture. Each product is handled several times, enabling it to be assessed at each step.  The manufacturing workshop with its rare material is listed on the Historical Monuments inventory. With old dies and wooden moulds dating from the 19th century, the workshop is able to make specific creations to order. Visits are organised to this living museum all year round. The range of products is highly diversified: roof tiles, bricks, tiles, roof ornaments, etc.  The company mainly works for monuments, architects and private customers. It has notably worked on the Gallo-Roman tiles and antefixes of the St Jean Baptistery in Poitiers, the hollow pots of the Pavillon des Philtres in Versailles, the medieval tiles of the Idar Oberstein medieval castle in Germany.