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Clairefontaine Notebooks and Memo Books

Clairefontaine
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The town of Etival Clairefontaine, originally established in 1512 in the Meurthe River valley in the Vosges area at the site of a paper mill. This area of France is known for paper production because of the abundant available resources.

Jean-Baptiste Bichelberger began his paper mill in 1858 in the small town of Etival Clairefontaine naming it after the town. The Clairefontaine paper company quickly became one of the most important factories in the region. In 1890 Clairefontaine started manufacturing notebooks.

This small family owned business is the only European company that manufactures its own paper for their own products.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Clairefontaine notebooks and memo books.

Country: France

Customer Reviews

Clairefontaine Triomphe
The very best stationary. Clean white smooth.. A pleasure upon which to write
Robert
SANTA FE, NM
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Clairefontaine Triomphe Small Envelopes
these are nice envelopes but they don't hold paint
mimi
Seattle, WA
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Clairefontaine 1951(48 Sheets)
I ordered four of these to use for various notes. One turned into my gym log, and it is the perfect size. Even better, it's the perfect strength! As a body builder, it holds up to being folded back, shoved in a gym bag, dripped with water, preworkout and such, weights dropped on it, and everything else you can imagine. I keep another for writing notes at church, a third for writing exercises, and I don't recall the fourth one, but I can assure you, they get put to good use. Well worth the money!
Miranda
Round Rock, TX
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Clairefontaine Classic Top Wirebound
This is where it's at! Great, affordable paper. Even picks up sheen! No feathering, no bleed-through, decent dry-time (yes, sheen looks best on Tomoe River, which is why it's my usual favorite, but that costs more and you'll wait forever for inks to dry). This is a great balance of practicality and making your inks look good. If you're debating between this and Field Notes, avoid the Field Notes and get the Clairefontaine instead. You'll thank yourself later.
Monica
Ann Arbor , MI
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Clairefontaine Triomphe Small Envelopes
These envelopes are very good; they are fountain pen friendly and affordable. The only reason for the 4 rating on functionality is the inside fold sometimes catches the paper when inserting. It's a very minor inconvenience.
Charles
Reading, PA
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Clairefontaine A5 Classic Spiral
Really nice notebooks. Good quality paper that accepts fountain pen ink without bleeding through.
Albert
Cresskill, NJ
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Clairefontaine 1951(48 Sheets)
Wonderful for fountain pens.
David
Yukon, OK
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Clairefontaine 1951(48 Sheets)
smooth feeling paper, good heft
Lisa
Sparks, NV
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Clairefontaine 1951 Random
real nice paper
chris
Nortonville, KY
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Clairefontaine 1951(96 Sheets)
Beautiful notebook, great shade of violet. Plenty of sheets to write on & I love the wide ruled lines. good quality paper and cover.
jennifer
Austin, TX
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Clairefontaine 1951 Random
I bought a few notebooks to get me over the line to free shipping. I am pleased with these little notebooks. I have designated one as my pen collection journal. I try to keep an inventory and notes on the pens. This is a perfect fit for my desk. was randomly given a dark grey and an orange.
wanda
Bremerton, WA
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Clairefontaine A5 Classic Spiral
My favorite fountain pen friendly notebook. The spirals make it easy to fold the cover back, and the wider ruling is great for broad and stub nibs. Excellent value, too.
Kristen
Middleton, WI
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Clairefontaine Triomphe
This is by far my favorite paper. It is smooth, bright white, and brings out the sheen or shimmer in every ink.
Charlotte
Spokane, WA
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Clairefontaine 1951(96 Sheets)
Very nice notebook high quality
MARIA
MIAMI, FL
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Clairefontaine Triomphe
This is the smoothest paper I've ever felt. Smoother than tomoe river paper in my opinion. The only issue I have is that the glue along the top is not strong enough to hold the cover when folded back on the provided creases.
Erica
Buffalo, MN
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Clairefontaine Triomphe Small Envelopes
Very good envelopes, works well with A5 paper.
David
Centreville, VA
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Clairefontaine Triomphe
Great paper for letters, works very well with fountain pens.
David
Centreville, VA
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Clairefontaine Triomphe Small Envelopes
Fantastic paper, very friendly to fountain pen inks. these envelopes help me in my new endeavor to actually write and mail thankyou notes to people!
William
Albany, NY
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Clairefontaine Triomphe
Paper is VERY fountain pen friendly and a brillant white color. The pages tear cleanly off the pad... every time!
William
Albany, NY
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Clairefontaine Triomphe
I got the lined notepad for letter-writing. The paper quality is excellent -- barely any show-through even with broader nibs, and all of my pens write very smoothly on it. It's great for showing off shading on ink colors.
Amrita
Pasadena, CA
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Clairefontaine 1951(48 Sheets)
I use these A5 sized Clairefontaine side-stapled notebooks for journaling. Not as many pages in them as other notebooks, but they take every kind of ink I have thrown at them (even Baystate Blue!). They're a treat to use, and the covers even look nice.
Derrick
Northglenn, CO
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Clairefontaine Classic Top Wirebound
My problem with some of the Very Good Paper Notebooks is that I feel like I just can't write on them for everyday stuff like shopping lists or taking notes for an online game. That just feels wasteful TO ME. (I may have a little problem.)

But this looks and feels enough like that old-fashioned steno pads that I've decided I can use it for mundane scribbling without feeling guilty. Good paper + no guilt = WIN!
Janice
Duluth, GA
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Clairefontaine Triomphe Small Envelopes
I love these envelopes! They're a little big for A5 paper folded in half, but that's a very minor quibble. The paper is what I'd expect from the Triomphe line, delightfully smooth to write on, and allowing for some shading with certain inks!
Mary
Port Allen, LA
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Clairefontaine Triomphe
I always keep a pad of Clairefontaine Triomphe at hand for all my letters. The paper is a little thicker and it feels nice. It also works well with most all inks, though it's not as good as Tomoe River at bringing out the best in your ink. I typically use "regular" inks (no/minimal sheen, shading) on this paper. Inks can shade on them, but not as obviously. If I write a longer letter, I'll take out the Tomoe so the envelope isn't as thick/heavy, but as long as it's within 3 sheets, it's not bad.
Iris
Houston, TX
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Clairefontaine A5 Classic Spiral
This is excellent paper. No bleed through at all. Any ink I tried went on smooth.
Al
Waynesville, OH
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