The famous Mayenne Textiles

Fontaine-Daniel
 A village in harmony with its surroundings whose origins lie the textile industry.

  • Faontaine-Daniel

    Fontaine-Daniel

    © Photo : Jean-Charles Druais

  • Faontaine-Daniel

    Fontaine-Daniel

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  • Faontaine-Daniel

    Fontaine-Daniel

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne

    Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne - Showroom

    © Photo : Philippe Radowitz

  • Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne

    Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne - Showroom

    © Photo : Philippe Radowitz

  • Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne

    Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne

    © Photo : Philippe Radowitz

  • Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne

    Fontaine-Daniel - Toiles de Mayenne

    © Photo : Philippe Radowitz

Fontaine-Daniel, the birthplace of Mayenne textiles
Fontaine-Daniel occupies a clearing in the Salair Wood, 4 kilometres from the town of Mayenne. Here, in 1205, an abbey was founded by Cistercian monks from Clairmont Abbey, just outside Laval. The abbey at Fontaine-Daniel was sold off as a national asset in 1791, and was bought by a group of entrepreneurs who set up a spinning mill here.
And so, over time, these historic buildings, the rivers and forests of the natural environment, and the industrial mill have all come together in harmony.
The accommodation built for workmen and overseers gives this village its own unique character. The detached houses and buildings designed by several of the company’s directors, from the start of the business right up to 1975, all have their own cottage gardens, and the streets are named after flowers and animals that are to be found in the local countryside.
The company’s craftsmen’s guilds built houses using stone similar to that of the Cistercian buildings.
The Chapel of Saint Michel, above the pond amongst the trees, was built in 1939 from granite quarried on site.

Mayenne Textiles
Mayenne Textiles (Toiles de Mayenne) have been manufactured at Fontaine-Daniel for 200 years.
As time wove by, the company has successfully adapted so as to continue to satisfy the demands of the marketplace and withstand fierce competition.
The company possesses the full range of skills and expertise: warping, creel loading, winding, reeling, sizing, feeding in, sanforising, weaving, etc.; in short, all the necessary stages in transforming bobbins of thread into finished cloth of the right quality for home furnishing fabrics.
You can view their colourful product range in the showroom which nestles amongst centuries-old trees.
No matter what you're looking for - netting, curtains, bed throws or cushions - the textile finishing workshop will be able to supply it.…

More info

  • Mayenne Area Tourist Office
  • Quai Waiblingen
  • 53100 Mayenne
  •  : +33 (0)2 43 04 19 37
  • E-mail
  • Website

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- TOILES DE MAYENNE (Mayenne Textiles)
- 53100 Fontaine-Daniel
-  : +33 (0)2 43 00 35 75
- Website