Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We’d like to take this opportunity to Wish a very Merry Christmas to all of our customers and followers of our blog and Facebook posts. You’re continued interest in us and support of us is greatly appreciated. We hope very much that 2018 is a great good year for you and your family.

We hope also to be able to bring you new and exciting products, we are currently working with a number of Artisan ceramicists here in Normandy to bring you some fantastic and unique candles. We are also working on a new range of fragrances to complete some new designs.

In addition, we are currently working on some new products that will complement and extend our range whilst still working within our principle ethos of handmade and local. As always, we will let you know as soon  these products are available as well as telling all about the Artisans we are working with.

You will have read recently from our newsletters and Facebook posts that we now have a range of our candles available in boutique and gallery outlets here in Normandy, this is something we will be continuing to work hard at in 2018. I can’t give details as yet but, a partnership is in progress that will result in an additional boutique in Rouen, Normandy early in 2018.

This particular partnership will, I can tell you now, result in a range of beautifully hand painted ceramic candle jars. The decoration is very unique to the Normandy region and is very popular with visitors from both Asia and the United States so, we have high hope for that particular range and partnership.

We have had some fantastic feedback from customers in 2017, customers taking the time to post such nice comments is always appreciated and for future customers give some assurance of the quality of our candles and the level of service we provide.  Here you can read the lovely comments we’ve had posted on our website.

We treat every order as if the customer were right in front of us and take our time to select their order and pack it carefully. In case you were not aware, we also offer free gift wrapping and hand written message tags too. On our checkout page you can select this service and write your message, will take care of the rest.

Once your gift has been wrapped and your message written and attached we will photograph and email this to you, you can then see how your gift is going to be presented to your loved ones, friends, colleagues or clients. And as stated, this is completely free.  This is a great option if you live far away and want to ship more locally and of course, this avoids what can be very expensive shipping charges.

We are constantly striving to bring new an unique products and fragrances to you, as these develop we will be adding to our range all the time.  You can get updates from us via our newsletter if you subscribe, our Facebook page and on Twitter

Here are some lovely comments about both our beautiful candles and our service posted to our Facebook page.  If you follow the Facebook link given above and “like” our page you will receive all of our news there as well as links back to our blog posts so you will not miss out on any news release, new product or indeed events that we will be attending.

  • 5 star review  Great customer service, they wrap your gifted candle and the write your gift note by hand. Thank you!

    Amanda Dziubala Avatar Amanda Dziubala
    19 December 2017

    5 star review  These candles are decadent and luxurious. The scents are amazing and fill the area without being overpowering or obnoxious. If you’re looking for something special, one of a kind, and truly beautiful and refined, these are the candles you need.

    Georgette Gogos Avatar Georgette Gogos
    20 November 2017

    5 star review  

    Jilly Cosgrove Avatar Jilly Cosgrove
    19 November 2017
  • 5 star review  

    Katie French Avatar Katie French
    19 November 2017

    5 star review  Un couple des plus accueillant,d’une gentillesse exceptionnelle. Les bougies sente bon, bon rapport qualité prix.

    Lili Or Avatar Lili Or
    13 November 2017

    5 star review  

    Morgane Lann Avatar Morgane Lann
    18 July 2017
  • 5 star review  

    Jamie Egan Avatar Jamie Egan
    17 July 2017
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As 2018 approaches we’re still very busy here making plans and finalising 2017.  It’s been a very busy year as a young business we’ve had a steep learning curve.  We’ve learned so very much and recognise that the learning process never stops.  Adapting had been one of the great lessons of 2017.

Not only are we constantly busy in the atelier but also being out there in front of our customers at many events this year.  This has given us a great opportunity to meet with customers and talk about our candles, answer questions about who we are, how our candles are made, what Artisans we work with.

These are all very important questions that we’ve been presented with and we are very happy to answer them.  This hands on approach means we share our passion with you.

Our Atelier located in Seine-Maritime in Normandy can be visited.  Here you can see how our candles are made and see the products we use and give us the opportunity to share our passion with you.  You can also purchase directly from us too.  If you’re in the area and would like to visit then please send me an email and we can make the necessary arrangements.

The French Candle Company

Now available in “La Galerie des Créateurs” in Touques Normandy

Now available in “La Galerie des Créateurs” in Touques Normandy

Now available in "La Galerie des Créateurs"

Now available in “La Galerie des Créateurs” Touques Normandy

I are delighted to announce that a range of my handmade candles are now available in the gallery “La Galerie des Créateurs” in Touques Normandy.  This is a very exciting opportunity for me to have my candles available in such a prestigious gallery.

A boutique run by Dominique Laborde, a gallery that very much works along the same lines as I do with the same ethos and approach to having products made by Artisans, made locally.  This is why I work with local Artisans who produce, especially for me a range of glass and ceramic pots.

My boxes too are hand wrapped and all of my candles and made here in Normandy by myself.  This also demonstrates that current and new clients are now looking for products made locally and for me here, Made in France.

I look forward to working with Dominique to ensure her clients get every opportunity to get the best handmade candles available from The French Candle Company.  I will be working on a range of new products in the coming months and I’ll also be announcing some new partnerships with Artisans in Normandy to product a whole new range of candles for your pleasure.

To see the range of other Artisans represented in gallery by Dominique and “La Galerie des Créateurs” please follow this link.

We constantly striving to bring new an unique products and fragrances to you, as these develop we will be adding to our range all the time.  You can get updates from us via our newsletter, our Facebook and Twitter

For more information about “La Galerie des Créateurs” and Dominique Laborde
Place St Pierre
Parvis de l’église
14800 Touques
France
Tel. (+33) 06 71 52 71 05

La Galerie des Créateurs

La Galerie des Créateurs
Place St Pierre
Parvis de l’église 14800 Touques
Tel. (+33) 06 71 52 71 05

Christmas market weekend in Bréauté this December 16th & 17th.

Christmas market weekend in Bréauté this December 16th & 17th.

December Christmas market weekend in Bréauté

Bréauté Christmas Market.

This market in the small town of Bréauté in Normandy marks the end of our Christmas Market season. This is the 4th year of the Bréauté Christmas Market and with all of the previous markets there is a theme, this year it is the Circus.

There will be lots of entertainment including a fire eater, face painting and a choir from the local school “Henri Blanc”. Hot food of course and the presence of the Snow Queen and her elfs. The markets runs over the Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 6pm.

Place André et Jean Suchetet

Saturday December 16th 10am – 6pm
Sunday December 17th 10am – 6pm

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Bréauté

Chichester Christmas Street Market December 2017

Chichester Christmas Street Market December 2017

Come and see us at the Chichester Christmas Street Market this December

Time is flying by and with less than a month to go before the big day here’s your opportunity to get that perfect gift.

And to help you we will be attending our first Chichester Christmas from Saturday 2nd until Wednesday 6th of December .  Chichester is an ancient town in the South Downs country side settled by the Romans following their invasion of Britain, so as well as the town itself and its great history to discover there is lots to see and do all around the area.  This is the ninth year of this prestigious market in Chichester organised by Woodlands Crafts.  These quotes from Woodlands emphasises the event perfectly.

In 2017 we will once again be lining both East Street and North Street with a huge array of wonderful festive stalls for 9 days in December. This is a fabulous opportunity to find a spectacular range of carefully selected top quality crafts, decorations, festive food and unusual, individual gifts for all your friends and family. And it’s perfectly timed for Christmas!

 

This event and location form a fantastic combination of all good things when it comes to Christmas shopping. You’ll find an enormous variety of unique and interesting crafts and gifts on offer at superb prices direct from the makers, designers and distributors. All with the reassurance of quality and service you can expect at a Woodland Crafts event.

We are, as with all exhibitors decorating our stall for the festive season to get you in that Christmas mood.  Not only will there be a huge array of expertly crafted products but no doubt, for the cold weather some great hot food.

The market will line both North Street and East Street in the heart of Chichester so you’ll have access to all of the local shops, restaurants and pubs so you shouldn’t have any problems finding other gifts to go with your lovely new artisan handmade candles from The French Candle Company.

Although we will only be there from Saturday 2nd until Wednesday 6th the market runs until Sunday 10th December

Times:
Monday-Wednesday:
9.00am-5.30pm,
Thursday (Late Night Shopping):
9.00am-8.00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 9.00am-5.30pm,
Sunday: 10.00am-4.30pm

Additional Information.
Visit For more information about this event.
Visit Chichester Christmas Market
Visit About Chichester

North Street Chichester

Exhibition at the Gallery of Artisan Creators in Touques

Exhibition at the Gallery of Artisan Creators in Touques

Exhibition at the Gallery of Artisan Creators in Touques

Exhibition at the Gallery of Artisan Creators in Touques.

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting a selection of our beautiful artisan candles at “La Galerie des Créateurs” in Touques near to Deauville, Normandy.

Our creative candles will be on display and available for purchase at the gallery from 24th November to 31st December. We will also be making a small presentation at the open evening on Saturday 25th November at 5pm.  Come and join us in the ‘Petit Salon’ of the gallery as we will be presenting our products, explaining our important relationships with local artisans and our ethos with regard to «Made in France».

Click here to see all of our collections.

OBJECTS OF TEMPTATION
November 24 to December 31, 2017
Open evening Saturday November 25th at 5pm with a
presentation of The French Candle Company in the Petit Salon

La Galerie des Créateurs in Touques brings the festival season to a start with a collection of decorative objects, tableware, jewellery. Gift ideas to discover in a variety of materials: ceramic, mosaic, glass, paper.
Unique pieces with a strong personality.
For Christmas, La Galerie des Créateurs hosts the collection of creative handmade candles handcrafted by the Norman studio The French Candle Company. Scents inspired by Normandy and nature, beautiful pots made by artisan ceramist Agathe Claquin and artisan glass blower Francis Lefèvre.

La Galerie des Créateurs Touques
Création Culture en Pays d’Auge

Gallery Opening Hours
Thursday : 3pm – 7pm
Friday : 3pm – 7pm
Saturday : 11am – 1pm and 3pm – 7pm
Sunday : 11am – 1pm and 3pm – 7pm

More Information

La Galeries des Créateurs

November Christmas Markets in Hampshire and Kent

November Christmas Markets in Hampshire and Kent

Come and see at one of our November Christmas Markets in Hampshire and Kent

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

And to help you find the perfect gift we will be attending a number of Christmas markets in Hampshire and Kent this coming November.  We have joined the “France at Home” organisation, based in Rouen, they bring together Artisans from Normandy representing the best artisan made products.  These of course include our beautiful and distinct handmade candles and also many other products from cheese, scarfs, gifts and more.

There are four different markets where we can be found in four different but equally lovely villages in Hampshire and Kent and the timing couldn’t be more perfect as Christmas will only be four weeks away.

The four villages we can be found in are Petersfield, Hythe and New Milton in Hampshire and finally Edenbridge in Kent.

Our first date is Thursday 23rd November in the market square of the ancient market town of Petersfield set in the countryside of the South Downs in Hampshire and not too far from Southampton and Portsmouth.

Date : Thursday 23rd November
Time : 9am – 5pm

Additional Information.
Visit Petersfield
Visit Hampsire

Petersfield Market Square

Hythe High Street

Second up is Friday 24th November in the waterside town of Hythe in Hampshire and not too far from Southampton and on the edge of the New Forest.

Date : Friday 24th November
Time : 9am – 5pm

Additional Information.
Visit Hythe
Visit Hampsire

For our third and final date in Hampshire, Saturday 24th November in the market town of New Milton on the edge of the New Forest and like Hythe is not far from Southampton and the sea front at Barton.  Our visit here coincides with the New Milton Christmas Festival and the switching on of the village Christmas lights at 4:55pm.

Date : Saturday 24th November
Time : 9am – 5pm

Additional Information.
Visit New Milton
Visit Hampsire
Visit New Milton Christmas Festival

New Milton Station Road

Edenbridge High Street

And our final date is Sunday 25th November in the Kent town of Edenbridge twinned with Mont Saint-Aignan in France.

Date : Sunday 26th November
Time : 9am – 5pm

Additional Information.
Visit Edenbridge
Visit Things to do in Edenbridge

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