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Discover the Artistry of La Ciergerie des Prémontrés

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Discover the Artistry of La Ciergerie des Prémontrés: Unveiling the Allure of Handcrafted French Candles.

French hen canles by La Ciergerie des Prémontrés

La Ciergerie des Prémontrés, who or what is it?

In the heart of Tarascon in Provence, the legacy of candle-making craftsmanship thrives at La Ciergerie des Prémontrés, the last traditional French candle factory in France. Established in 1858, this venerable institution stands as a beacon of heritage and artistry, dedicated to the meticulous art of creating handmade candles using ancestral techniques. Nestled amidst the idyllic landscapes of Provence, this French Living Heritage Brand has captured the essence of timeless elegance in every candle it produces.

Embracing Tradition: The Essence of La Ciergerie des Prémontrés

At La Ciergerie des Prémontrés, each candle is a testament to the artisanal expertise honed over generations. Handcrafted with utmost precision, these candles exude a charm that mass-produced alternatives can never replicate. The hallmark of these candles lies in their uniqueness. Being handmade, they bear subtle variations in colour, size, and regularity of manufacture, rendering each candle a distinctive work of art.

Unveiling the Allure of Handmade Excellence

What sets La Ciergerie des Prémontrés apart is its exceptional wax density a result of the traditional methods employed in their creation. Unlike industrial counterparts, these candles boast a lifespan that is three to five times longer, casting a luminous and vibrant light that captivates the senses. The secret behind their pastel shades lies in the meticulous process; colour pigments are delicately sprinkled into the molten wax, creating a mesmerizing dance of hues. The result is a candle that, not only illuminates your space, but also elevates it with its artistic brilliance.

Guardians of Tradition: The Master Candle Makers

At the heart of La Ciergerie des Prémontrés, four master candle makers stand as guardians of tradition, diligently perpetuating the legacy of candles that do not drip or emit black smoke. Their expertise shines through in the technique known as “à la louche,” a method that has been refined and perfected over centuries. Under their skilled hands, every candle emerges as a masterpiece, embodying the spirit of Provencal artistry.

Maison Cherie: Your French Elegance Supplier in the UK

For enthusiasts seeking a touch of French elegance in their homes, Maison Cherie curates a collection of exquisite French home and gift products, proudly including La Ciergerie des Prémontrés hen and cockerel candles. By bringing these handcrafted marvels to your doorstep, Maison Cherie invites you to experience the allure of French craftsmanship without leaving the comforts of your home. With each purchase, you not only illuminate your space but also partake in the rich heritage of Provence.


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