The Loire Valley, known as the ground of Art and French Elegance, contains some of the finest clays which Rairies Montrieux extract to make their tiles, using knowledge developed over a period of 600 years. They produce a unique, high quality range of products that are still to this day recommended by architectural designers, craftsmen and builders.
The terracotta from Rairies Montrieux bears the characteristics of the finest quality natural clays: extracted from the open clay pits found in the Anjou region of France. Their famous range of tiles, ceramics and bricks offer a worldwide attraction
Due to the quality of the materials used by Rairies Montrieux, there is little to distinguish those made today and those laid some 600 years ago in the historic Chateaux’s of the Loire Valley. An incomparable label that has caught the imagination of the public, who have been attracted by a natural and authentic product. Influenced by the comeback of natural and authentic materials decorators, architects and craftsmen recognise a product that continues the fine heritage of terracotta tiles produced by Rairies Montrieux .The best kind of reference.
The small village of Rairies which is one of the most famous sites in the Loire Valley is considered as one of the most ancient sites of the production of terracotta products in France. A text of 1465 tells us about the using by King René of “good quality tiles, bricks and roof tiles of la Rairie”. The success of the products finds its origins in the nature of the place itself: the quality of the rich and pure underground clay attracted the manufacturers to the area. In 1867 there were 61 brick and pottery sites for 700 inhabitants.