Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


Ciergerie des Prémontrés

Manufacture of altar candles and candles
20 rue des Charpentiers
ZA Le Roubian
13150 Tarascon
Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur

Tel : +33 (0)4 90 99 59 34
Sale to private individuals and professionals

Founded in 1904, Ciergerie des Prémontrés is an artisanal, family-run factory which has conserved the same manufacturing methods as those previously used by the Pères Blancs des Prémontrés.

The company makes candles and church candles. The workshop uses 20 tonnes of wax each year. The workshop uses ladling techniques to make its church candles (to make candles that have the same diameter from top to bottom. One by one, the wicks, which are attached to a metal hoop, are coated in hot wax using a ladle) and "plunge" techniques (to get cone-shaped candles which are narrower at the top. The cotton wicks are laid out in a U shape on wooden rods attached to frames and are then plunged into the wax together). 

 

To get even colours, colour pigments are sprinkled into the melted wax and rotated several times. The company meets a few specific orders, notably for churches. The candles church candles are sold in France  and abroad, through the workshop and via Internet.