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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

Dordogne   just 8km from the famous grotte de LASCAUX.

In January 2016 Christian PETIT handed the reigns over to his niece Karine LOISEAU, who now works alongside him with her husband.

1780

Creation of Pastels Girault®

1878 – 1889 – 1900

Pastels Girault win the silver medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

1927

Purchase of Pastels Girault by Georges Henri Petit.

1942

Albert Petit joins the company and works alongside his father.

1963

Albert PETIT takes over the company with his wife.

1969

Christian PETIT joins the company and works alongside his father.

1978

Christian PETIT takes over the company with his wife, Blanche.

1998

The workshop moves to the Dordogne, 8km from Lascaux.

2013

Les Pastels GIRAULT® obtiennent le Label EPVPastels Girault are awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant Label.Les Pastels GIRAULT® obtiennent le Label EPV

January 2016 

Karine LOISEAU, (Christian PETIT’s niece) and her husband Stéphane, take over Pastels Girault.

Décember 2016

Opening of the Art Gallery and Boutique in Montignac.

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