Entreprise Georges Lanfry
Both an archaeologist and an entrepreneur, Lanfry turned this building and public works company into one of France’s most important historical monument restoration firms. Based in Déville-lès-Rouen, Seine-Maritime, after the Second World War the firm was given the job of restoring the main historical monuments in Rouen that had been hit by the war: the cathedral, the law courts, and the church of Saint-Maclou. A family business in which ten successive generations have forged a very strong identity, and proud of its rare age and expertise, the firm is the oldest French company in the sector. Today Lanfry has an active presence in the restoration of freestone, masonry and sculptures – its traditional specialities – for the Historic Monuments department. Meanwhile, it also produces traditional timber frames and chestnut shingles.