Summer 2016. The warmth of the streets mingles with a popular sports fervor; one team having won against another.
Margaux is in a light dress on her red vespa. Roundabout of the Champs-Elysées. A small, thunderous car cuts off the road. Margaux stops and falls on an unsealed cobblestone. A parisian cobblestone. Her Parisian cobblestone which she would like to bring home. To expose it between a set of antic books and a ceramic unicorn. Or on her art-deco desk. Or in an old Japanese Zen garden of the 90s.
Considering the possibility of facing 5 years in jail and having on her conscience the accidental death of a cyclist falling into the void left by the missing cobblestone, Margaux goes on her way and will later search on the internet how to acquire her Pavé Parisien. In vain.
Therefore Margaux will seek to repair this regrettable omission of international design by buying, washing, reworking, painting, packing, labeling, those pieces of Parisian patrimony that are the granite cubes known as cobblestone or, in French, "Pavés"
Thus was born "Mon Pavé Parisien", available today so that every Parisian-at-heart has the chance to have 100 cubic centimeters of rock history at home.
Pavé Parisien 835 ans d’histoire
Philip 2., known as Philip Augustus, was the first serial-street-builder. He started to enclose the city of Paris in 1181 with walls on the sides (enclosure of Philippe-Auguste) and on the ground with the first paving of the streets of Paris.
The climax of Le Pavé (cooblestone) in Paris is reached in 1968 with about 1980 acres of paved streets. Oddly enough, from 1968 on, thanks to the riots of May 68, the public authorities decided to privilege the coating of bitumen-maybe for it being less easily throwable at law enforcement officers in case of barricades
"Mon Pavé Parisien" is a real cooblestone of Paris, bought directly from the city of Paris Council, which recycles 8,000 tons of granite every year. "Mon Pavé Parisien" is part of a sustainable development approach and it arrives on your shelf at the end of its cycle in the circular economy.
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