Why French Limestone?
Natural stone from all over the world:
Limestone has been used for over four thousand years in many Mediterranean countries such as Egypt, Israel, Greece, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. Each country has had its era of greatness and architectural splendor.
French limestone has been used for over two thousand years in the building industry.
- During the Roman Empire (Christ era) limestone was used to build arenas, theatres and coliseums mainly in the south of France.
- During the middle age (10th to 12th centuries) for building cathedrals such as Notre Dame in Paris. During the renaissance (15th to 17th centuries) with the construction of Versailles and numerous castles in the Loire Valley.
- In the 19th Century with the urbanization of Paris under Baron Haussmann’ s direction. The typical Parisian architectural style issued from this period is now called Haussmann style. This is also the origin of the name of this company.
- Contemporary architecture has used French limestone on many landmarks throughout the world: the base of the Statue of Liberty, the lobby of the Empire State Building in New York, the renovation of Le Louvre in Paris by IM Pei, and the Grande Arch.
French limestones are proven long lasting and versatile construction materials with references all over the world and throughout history. They carry the prestige of centuries of architectural innovation and creativity.