THE STORY OF ONE FAMILY’S PASSION
Skills and expertise handed down from generation to generation
In 1927 the PETIT family entered into the history of Pastels Girault® by buying the brand and the production methods.
George Henri PETIT and his wife worked in the workshops in Montreuil, in the suburbs of Paris.
His son, Albert, and then his grandson Christian, successively integrated and took over the business.
In 1998, quite understandably, Christian PETIT decided to move closer to the origins of the art and moved to the Dordogne
In January 2016 Christian PETIT handed the reigns over to his niece Karine LOISEAU, who now works alongside him with her husband.
Creation of Pastels Girault®
1878 – 1889 – 1900
Pastels Girault win the silver medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.
Purchase of Pastels Girault by Georges Henri Petit.
Albert Petit joins the company and works alongside his father.
Albert PETIT takes over the company with his wife.
Christian PETIT joins the company and works alongside his father.
Christian PETIT takes over the company with his wife, Blanche.
The workshop moves to the Dordogne, 8km from Lascaux.
Les Pastels GIRAULT® obtiennent le Label EPVPastels Girault are awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant Label.Les Pastels GIRAULT® obtiennent le Label EPV
Karine LOISEAU, (Christian PETIT’s niece) and her husband Stéphane, take over Pastels Girault.
Opening of the Art Gallery and Boutique in Montignac.