History of the association

Marmomacc trade fair 2000

Marmomacc trade fair 2000

1996 Founding of the Association de la Promotion de la Pierre de Bourgogne with 15 members and the support of: the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dijon, the DRIRE Burgundy, and the Regional Council of Burgundy.

1998  Presence at various regional and national trade fairs including the Salon du Patrimoine of Paris

1999 Website (www.pierre-bourgogne.com) conceived.

1st Stand at MARMOMACC, international stone trade fair in Verona, Italy.


Sculpture symposium, artwork by David Schneider

Sculpture symposium, artwork by David Schneider


2000 Creation of the annual symposium Sculptures in Stone, repeated for 5 consecutive years.

In Verona, Pierre de Bourgogne received the title « Stone Master 2000 » for associations, attributed by the Italian « Corporation of Stone Arts ».

2004  Françoise Naudet hired to head marketing and communications.

New website launched: www.pierre-bourgogne.fr.

Organisation of quarry visits specifically designed for architects and interior designers.


Stand at Big 5 in Dubai

Stand at Big 5 in Dubai

2006  Contracted agreements with Marcs d'Or Lycée and Maison familiale of Baigneux les Juifs.

Website www.pierbourgogne.fr launched providing geographical information by the Geological and Mining Studies Bureau, plus with a complete inventory of stones and quarries in Burgundy.

1st Inter-professional Progress Contract signed with the Region of Burgundy and the State for the industry of stone and ornamental rock in Burgundy. Participation at Big 5 international trade fair in Dubai for the first time.


Quarry visit  for architects

Quarry visit for architects

2008-2009 Progress Contract (CIP)* underway

2009 New registered name « Pierre de Bourgogne »

Reception of architects of the
Ordre des Architectes de Bourgogne. Introduction to Burgundy stone for selected architects from Great Britain.

Website reorganized www.pierre-bourgogne.fr

Working together

Restoration of the Tolbiac Bridge

Restoration of the Tolbiac Bridge

Through the association's synergic efforts, members won contracts for several illustrious projects, namely:

Restoration of the TOLBIAC Bridge in Paris (450 m3 of blocks; 7 months of labour).

Participation in the construction of the TAIPEI FINANCIAL CENTER (TAIWAN). Among the highest towers in the world (508 m high, 171 floors), the tower required 22 000 m² of paving + steps + cladding, representing 1400 tons of blocks; 8 months of labour.

Renovation of Place de la Libération in Dijon with Comblanchien stone, inaugurated in July 2006. 3 association members join forces to undertake this project designed by Jean-Michel WiIlmotte, completing it in record time: 6 months.

Progress Contract objectives:

Trade mission in Moscou - april '09

Trade mission in Moscou - april '09

Company strategy and competitiveness

  • Perpetuation of enterprises
  • Economic intelligence
  • Control regulations
  • Oversee products - markets
  • Commercial development on an international level
  • Environmental awareness
  • International competitiveness
  • International action plan

Resources and environment

  • « Durable » exploitation of resources
  • Economize on energy and water
  • Exploitation and return to original state of quarries
  • Support work of stone roofs and walls
  • Utilisation of sub-products and discarded material

Human resources and competence management

  • Train artisans, workers and master craftsmen

Model of Pierre de Bourgogne stand at Marmomacc 2009

Model of Pierre de Bourgogne stand at Marmomacc 2009

Communication and image

  • Registered title « Pierre de Bourgogne »
  • Support sculptural creations
  • Communication strategy
  • Communication and relational development among members
  • Development of tourism around stone

Pierre de Bourgogne serves as interlocutor for both the State and the Region, whose purpose is to carry forth these actions.  Founded with a charter, it aims to recruit new members in order to be even more fully representative of the stone industry of Burgundy.