A few days ago, our teams began the restoration of the baldachin of the cathedral of Luçon with a very delicate operation: the removal of the canopy.
Interior renovation of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church in Montaigu-Vendée
Closed since January 2018, due to structural weaknesses, the church of St. John the Baptist of Montaigu has reopened its doors after 5 years of work. Our workshops had the pleasure to participate in this ambitious project.
From Madame Rêve to Madame du Barry
The beginning of this year is an opportunity to look back at two projects that marked 2022 for our Workshops and that we invite you to discover or rediscover in this year 2023. Opened on January 18, 2022, the emblematic Poste du Louvre hosts Madame Rêve, the new hotel by Laurent Taïeb. Its name […]
Best wishes for this new year 2023
News from the Villa Cavrois
In 2015, the villa created by Mallet Stevens underwent a real renaissance. Our Workshops had the opportunity to participate in this unique project through the manufacture of the building by destination furniture and interior woodwork (see our article of June 22, 2015). Today, the links between our Workshops and the Villa Cavrois continue through two […]
Happy new year 2022
The Hôtel Le Grand Contrôle at the Domaine of Versailles : the art of living in the eighteenth century
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 […]
Reopening of the Carnavalet museum: the Salon d’Uzès visible again!
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.
“Des Racines et des Ailes” at the Ateliers de la Chapelle
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 […]
Restoration of the rood screen of the collegiate church of Lamballe – the press speaks about it
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 […]
Happy New Year !
Furniture from the Salon Louis XV, treasure of the national library in the spotlight on France 5
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 […]
The Treasure of Orleans Cathedral visible again
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.
Restoration of the altarpiece of the Virgin of Saint-Prix
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
Modern furniture, new creations to discover
Romain Gilbert, cabinetmaker creator and manager of our modern furniture workshop presents new creations.
Saw in the press
This month, our workshops have received a nice media recognition through two publications: Barnes Magazine and Architecture & Innovation.
Restart of our activity !
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.
All the team of Les Ateliers de la Chapelle wishes you a happy new year 2020!
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:
Work in progress: Restoration of the Rotonde Balzac wainscotings
At the end of the gardens of Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, at the corner of Berryer and Balzac streets, stands the elegant Rotonde Balzac.
A video to discover our Workshops
Restoration of the parquet floors of the Saint-Sacrement chapel of Val-de-Grâce
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 visits CIFAM in Sainte-Luce-Sur-Loire
President François Hollande visiting CIFAM in Sainte-Luce-Sur-Loire, near Nantes, congratulates Thibaut, an apprentice in our workshops for 2 years.
Making a life-size statue of the patron saint of Bordeaux Saint-Seurin
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 […]
Restoration of the sculpted wooden decor of the prow and stern of the Belem
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 […]
Restoration of gilded wooden furniture at Maison Louis XIV in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
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 […]
Retrospective of the Historic Monuments projects carried out and/or completed in 2018
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 […]
Best wishes from all our team !
Giacometti Institute: the restoration of Paul Follot’s sets
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 […]
EuroSkills 2018, Martin Rétif will defend France at the competition in Budapest
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.
A look back at the discovery of a panelled vault at the church of Retiers (Bretagne)
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.
Les Ateliers de la Chapelle wish you all the best for this new year!
Restoration of the “Grand Roof”: our teams back on board of the Belem
After restoring the furniture in the Commander’s Salon in 2016, the Ateliers de la Chapelle are now responsible for restoring the “Grand Roof”.
European Heritage Days 2017
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.
Inauguration of the stalls of Nevers Cathedral: the press talks about it
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 […]
Romain Gilbert awarded by the Academy of Architecture
Every year since 1875, the prestigious Academy of Architecture awarded some forty winners at an official ceremony.
Restoration of the canopy of the cathedral of Angers: the press talks about it
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.
[monumental] : the restoration of the Golden Gallery
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.
Happy New Year !!
Martin Retif, apprentice, Gold Medal at the regional selections of the 44th Olympiad of Trades
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 […]
The Nevers stalls finally back in the choir of Saint-Cyr and Sainte-Julitte Cathedral
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.
Exhibition at the castle of Kerjean: Religion in Bretagne in the 16th century
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”.
RESTORATION OF THE BELEM COMMANDER’S LOUNGE
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).
The catalogue of Régis Perray’s exhibition is available
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 […]
SAVOIR & FAIRE: LE BOIS
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”.
Collaboration with contemporary artist Régis Perray
Abbaye de Maubuisson – Contemporary Art Centre The flowered abbey October 4, 2015 to August 2016 Personal exhibition by Régis Perray
The Villa Cavrois open to the public
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 […]
Restoration of the woodworks of the Golden Gallery
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.
The restoration of the altarpiece of the Sacred Heart in Saint-Paul’s church of Bordeaux
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.