Welcome to the website of La Maison du Pastel, the oldest pastel manufacture in the world. Here you can discover the fascinating history behind Roché pastels and see how they are still made today, entirely by hand. You can also explore our expansive range of over 700 exceptionally rich and luminous colours. We hope you enjoy your visit!
Isabelle Roché & Margaret Zayer
|30 nov.||Can't make it to the shop on a Thursday afternoon, or are you looking for a last minute gift for an artist in your life?
The shop will be exceptionally open on Saturdays December 14th and 21st from 2pm-6pm, for whatever your whim...
|24 oct.||La Maison du Pastel will be present at the Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel, at the Carrousel du Louvre, 7-11 November 2013. Salle Delorme, stand C41 (CRMA IdF)
We will be presenting our current collection of 796 nuances of pastel.
|01 oct.||We are pleased to announce that we are in the running for the Trophée Trésors Vivants de l'Artisanat!
One of the awards is given by the public, so if you wish to support us, please vote for "Isabelle Roché - fabriquant de pastel"
|08 sept.||We are organizing visits at the shop during the "Journées Européennes du Patrimoine", on Saturday 14th from 2-7pm, and Sunday 15th September from 2-6pm. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time (highly recommended).
Looking forward to meeting you there!
|08 dec.||Exceptionally for the holiday season, we will be opening the boutique on the Saturdays 15th and 22nd of December from 2pm-6pm. For those who cannot normally come on Thursdays, we hope it can be an opportunity for you to visit the shop.
|13 oct.||We will be in Rochester, NY on Tuesday, October 30th.
On the invitation of Rochester Art Supply, we will be giving a presentation, explaining the process of formulating new colors, searching for new pigments, and our current projects and future goals.
Location: Center at High Falls, Rochester’s Visitor Center, 60 Browns Race, Rochester, New York 14614.
To book, please call Rochester Art Supply: +1 585-325-2030
Looking forward to seeing you there!
|05 sept.||We are organizing visits at the shop during the "Journées Européennes du Patrimoine", on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September. A great opportunity to discover more about La Maison du Pastel!
|08 jun.||It is a great pleasure for us to announce that the Petits Roché are now available in Paris at Dubois, 20 rue Soufflot. We highly recommend a visit for those of you looking for the finest art materials and an exceptionally friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff.
|26 apr.||We are happy to present our new 36-pc Petits Roché "Exploration" set, available as three 12-pc sets ("Vivid Colours", "Blues & Violets" and "Earths"), or as a gift set: http://www.lamaisondupastel.com/shop/products.php?item=65&langue=en
|21 apr.||The new version of the website is online! We hope you enjoy it. If you have difficulties navigating, please let us know.