The production of paper is a long tradition for the Meurthe valley, since the creation of the first paper mills in the 16th century. It is in this convenient environment that Papeteries de Clairefontaine started their production in 1858, in the town of Etival Clairefontaine, situated next to the Meurthe river 90 km from Strasbourg. Taking advantage of rags supplied by the local textile industry, Clairefontaine quickly became one of the most important factories of the region. 

The company prides itself on combining quality and sustainability.