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 1800 exceptionally rich and luminous colours. We hope you enjoy your visit!
Isabelle Roché & Margaret Zayer
10 aug. The shop will exceptionally be closed on Thursday, September 7th.

20 mar. We are honoured to share that in the context of the show "Pastels, de Millet à Redon" (March 14th-July 2nd 2023), the Musée d'Orsay has invited us to present the making of Roché pastels and the Maison's relationships with artists presented in the show:

29 jan. The shop will exceptionally be closed on February 2nd, 2023

29 jan. The shop will exceptionally be closed on February 2nd, 2023

20 oct. We are proud to share the fact that Isabelle Roché has been awarded the "Prix des Artisanes" organised by ELLE (with the support of LVMH) in the category "Preservation of Heritage": https://www.elle.fr/Deco/Reportages/Les-pros/Isabelle-Roche-alchimiste-du-pastel-laureate-du-Prix-des-Artisanes-3967196

18 aug. Our shop in Paris will be closed exceptionally on Thursday, September 9th. Orders placed on our online shop that week will not be shipped until Monday, September 13th.

10 jun. Starting on June 17th, we are re-opening the shop at its usual times: Thursdays, 2-6pm. Looking forward to it!

07 jun. As the country prepares to re-open and the health situation improves, we look forward to opening our doors once again on Thursday afternoons.

For now, if you are interested in visiting, please let us know in advance, so that we may plan to come in from the countryside. Depending upon demand, we will be deciding when and how to re-open…

01 sept. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic and the reduction in the number of travelers to Paris, we are only opening the shop by appointment on Thursdays.

16 mar. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shop will be closed until further notice. We are however still busy at the atelier and our online shop is still operational: https://lamaisondupastel.com/shop/

18 dec. Despite the transport strike, the shop will be OPEN this Thursday, December 19th.

10 dec. Despite the transport strike, the shop will be OPEN this Thursday, December 12th.

03 dec. Due to the upcoming transport strike, we will not be able to come to Paris to open our shop this Thursday, December 5th. Please accept our apologies for this unfortunate news.
In our absence, you can find 648 of our colors at the Sennelier shop at 3 Quai Voltaire, or find our full range of products on our online shop: https://lamaisondupastel.com/shop/

13 dec. Due to recent events and the prospect of further demonstrations in Paris this Saturday, we have chosen not to open the shop as originally intended on the 15th. We’re sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for your comprehension.
We still plan to open the shop next Saturday, Dec. 22nd.

18 nov. The shop will be open exceptionally on Saturdays, December 15th and 22nd, in addition to our usual Thursdays afternoons.

01 nov. The shop is exceptionally closed today, November 1st (All Saints Day). See you next week!

08 feb. The shop is exceptionally closed today, Thursday, February 8th, due to icy roads making our trip to Paris complicated.

02 dec. In preparation for the holidays, the shop will be open exceptionally on Saturdays 16th and 23rd of December, from 2pm to 5:45pm.

14 feb. We invite you to visit our brand new online shop: https://lamaisondupastel.com/shop/

07 dec. In preparation for the Holidays, the shop will exceptionally be open on Saturdays 17th and 24th of December, from 2pm to 6pm.

02 nov. We are introducing new 10-pc Petits Roché half-stick sets, available in four different themes: “Portrait,” “Landscape,” “Universal,” and “Floral.”
For more information: http://www.lamaisondupastel.com/shop/products.php?cat=1&langue=en

04 sept. A special selection of our pastels and sets are presently available at the Bon Marché in Paris, selected specifically for their "Paris!" event. To be discovered on the 2nd floor of the store until October 15th!

10 aug. the shop will exceptionally be closed on Thursday, August 18th

06 dec. In preparation for the Holidays, the shop will exceptionally be open on Saturdays 12th and 19th of December, from 2pm to 6pm.

24 jul. It's official: we now have a collection of 1,000 nuances thanks to our new 9441 Diamond White!

21 dec. The shop will be closed on Thursdays December 25th and January 1st, but will exceptionally be open on Wednesday, December 31st, 2-6 pm.

10 dec. Exceptionally for the Holidays, the shop will be open on Saturdays 13th and 20th of December, from 2pm to 6pm.

28 nov. We look forward to seeing you at the Carrousel des Métiers d'Art et de Création, at the Carrousel du Louvre, December 3rd- December 7th, 2014 - booth G7.
We will be exhibiting our full collection of presently over 920 colours!
You will find all the practical information here: http://www.crma-idf.com/fr/les-metiers-drart/carrousel-des-metiers-d-art-et-de-creation/infos-pratiques-145.html#.VHiSk4uG8R5

20 jun. We welcome you to our newly refurbished shop at 20 rue Rambuteau. It is now brighter, cleaner, but the experience, as well as the old boxes of colour, are the same as ever!

01 apr. We are organizing visits at the shop during the “Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art”, on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of April from 10am-7pm.
Looking forward to meeting you there!
More info here:

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.
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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 contact@lamaisondupastel.com 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.
Time: 7:00pm
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.