Located in the heart of the Palace of Versailles with a view of the Orangery and the Pièce d’eau des Suisses, the Hôtel Le Grand Contrôle opened its doors on June 1st. Built in 1681 by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart and classified as a Historic Monument, this building, which until the Revolution was the headquarters […]
After four years of work, the Carnavalet Museum finally reopened its doors on 29 May. All of the 3800 works on display and the large decorations have been restored, such as the woodwork in the Salon d’Uzès, whose rich panels finely carved with laurel and trophies are a reference.
The last issue of the series “Terroirs d’excellence en France” of the programme Des Racines et Des Ailes honours the heritage and know-how of our region of Pays-de-la-Loire. In this context, our workshops were lucky enough to welcome Léni Mérat’s film crew during the spectacular arrival of the furniture of the Salon Louis XV of […]
Since last November, our team has been at the bedside of the rood screen of the collegiate church of Lamballe (Côtes d´Armor). Preserved in the south transept, this exceptional quality carved oak work separates the south aisle from the liturgical choir of the collegiate church. It consists of a fence, arranged between the […]
Since last June, our workshops are fortunate to host the furniture of the Salon Louis XV of the National Library of France. Intended for the conservation and presentation of medals from the royal collections, this exceptional piece of furniture created by Jules-Robert de Cotte in the 1740s, consists of eight medal showcases on console tables […]
Since the early 2000s, the Sainte-Croix d’Orléans Cathedral has benefited from a major restoration and enhancement campaign led by the DRAC Centre-Val-de-Loire. A new crucial stage is completed with the restoration of the Saint-Louis Chapel, which now houses part of the Cathedral’s Treasury. Our workshops are happy to have participated in this project which included […]
A superb project entitled B-EVOLUTION now adorns the reception area of our workshops. This woodwork is the work of our talented apprentice Martin Rétif, who has just graduated at the top of his class in BTMS – design and production of contemporary furniture.
The restoration work carried out by our Workshops are proof of the attachment of the communes to their heritage. The last arrive in our premises is the altarpiece of the Virgin Mary from the church of Saint-Germain in Saint-Prix
Romain Gilbert, cabinetmaker creator and manager of our modern furniture workshop presents new creations.
This month, our workshops have received a nice media recognition through two publications: Barnes Magazine and Architecture & Innovation.
After a period of closure of our workshops due to the Covid19 pandemic, we are pleased to inform you of the restart of our activity. All measures have been put in place to ensure the health of our employees, customers and partners. We remain at your entire disposal for any questions and/or projects.
May this year see once again beautiful heritage projects come to fruition! Here is a sample of those conducted by our workshops over the past year:
At the end of the gardens of Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, at the corner of Berryer and Balzac streets, stands the elegant Rotonde Balzac.
Located at the eastern end of the Val-de-Grâce church, the Chapelle du Saint-Sacrement has a surface area of 95m2. The whole is covered with a “à la française” parquet floor. The parquet floors were removed and transported to the workshop for in-depth restoration. Initial state […]
President François Hollande visiting CIFAM in Sainte-Luce-Sur-Loire, near Nantes, congratulates Thibaut, an apprentice in our workshops for 2 years.
An original order for the basilica Saint-Seurin of Bordeaux : the sculpture of a 1.70m high lime tree wooden statue based on a stone statue preserved at the Musée d’Aquitaine. Wood préparation Face modelling Nearly 400 hours of work were required to carve this figure of Saint-Seurin entirely […]
The woods of the famous ship’s historic decorations were damaged by the elements and usage. The Belem Foundation and the DRAC Pays-de-Loire have once again trusted our workshop to carry out the restoration. Views of the alterations Grafts and sculpture : before/after Installation of new […]
The house of Louis XIV, which welcomed the Sun King in 1660 on the occasion of his marriage to the Spanish infanta, preserved a fine collection of furniture. After the restoration of the woodwork in the dining room in 2012, our workshop carried out the restoration of a console and a mirror in carved and […]
The year 2018 has passed…. For our workshops this year was again synonymous of beautiful achievements and collaborations. This is an opportunity for us to illustrate these past 12 months through 12 Historic Monument projects carried out by our teams. Morogues (18) – Saint-Symphorien church – Restoration of the banc d’œuvre from the Sainte […]
The Giacometti Institute opened its doors in Paul Follot’s former mansion house. On this occasion, our Workshops restored the three main rooms of the private mansion as well as the alcove where Paul Follot, architect and decorator, master of art deco, worked. Above from left to right: Entrance – Dining […]
Martin, employee of the Ateliers de la Chapelle, is preparing to defend the colours of France at the next EuroSkills competition, which will take place in Budapest from 26 to 28 September 2018.
The churches of Brittany are full of treasures, that of the city of Retiers in Ille et Vilaine reveals a new example with the discovery and restoration of a 17th century polychrome panelled vault.
After restoring the furniture in the Commander’s Salon in 2016, the Ateliers de la Chapelle are now responsible for restoring the “Grand Roof”.
On the occasion of the 2017 edition of the European Heritage Days, the Ateliers de la Chapelle will be present at the heritage forum organised by the City of Dinan.
On Friday 23 June, the official inauguration of the stalls of Nevers Cathedral took place. This is an opportunity for the press and the public to discover the magnificent work done by our workshops, under the direction of the DRAC Centre and the Cairn workshop, to restore the splendour of the choir of Saint-Cyr and […]
Every year since 1875, the prestigious Academy of Architecture awarded some forty winners at an official ceremony.
Since the end of 2016, our team, alongside the Mariotti workshop and Marie-Gouret Bernaudeau, has been involved in the restoration of the canopy of Angers Cathedral.
In its latest issue of the journal[monumental], the Centre des Monuments Nationaux backtracks to the restoration of the Banque de France’s Galerie Dorée.
Martin, 20 ans, déjà titulaire de deux CAP (Menuiserie et Ebénisterie) et en cours de préparation du Brevet Technique des Métiers section Ebénisterie au CIFAM de Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire, concourait les 14 et 15 octobre derniers pour les sélections régionales des Olympiades des métiers au parc des expositions d’Angers. Six young people were […]
On the night of July 15 to 16, 1944, two bombs fell on the choir of Sainte-Julitte Cathedral, collapsing the vaults and partially destroying the 18th century stalls. Seventy-two years later and after a first restoration campaign interrupted in the early 1980s, the stalls are now back in the choir of Nevers Cathedral.
Our workshop has just completed the restoration of the pulpit to be preached in the Saint-Jacques de Merléac chapel (Côtes d’Armor) presented from 26 March at the Château de Kerjean (Finistère) as part of the exhibition “Il était une fois la religion en Bretagne au 16e siècle”.
To mark the 120th anniversary of the Belem, the Foundation of the same name, in collaboration with the DRAC Pays-de-Loire, launched a major programme to restore the furniture in the captain’s lounge dating from the British era of the ship (1914-1919).
Find the works in which our workshop participated in this beautiful and richly illustrated book retracing the history of this project on the theme of the floral motif declined by Régis Perray in four installations, full of poetry echoing the history of Maubuisson Abbey. LA PISTE A PATINER – TOURNER EN ROND © Conseil […]
The Hermès Foundation publishes , “Savoir & faire: le bois”, a magnificent book, dedicated to wood in all its forms “from the history and geography of forests to the use of nanoparticles of the wood”.
Abbaye de Maubuisson – Contemporary Art Centre The flowered abbey October 4, 2015 to August 2016 Personal exhibition by Régis Perray
Since June 13, the masterpiece by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens (1886-1945), designed and built for Paul Cavrois, a Northern Textile manufacturer, has been open to the public. Thanks to the study of documentary sources and the photogrammetry method, all this furniture was faithfully reproduced by our team of the manufacturing workshop. Children’s dining […]
Banque de France Golden Gallery (Hôtel de Toulouse – Paris I) – 40 m long gallery decorated with carved woodwork and monumental canvases – 17th-18th century decorations.
After the altarpiece of the Virgin Mary, rested in July 2014, its counterpart, the altarpiece of the Sacred Heart of the Church of Saint Paul in Bordeaux leaves our workshop.