Comblanchien : why is this name so emblematic in stone?

Comblanchien Burgundy limestone

The stone and the name Comblanchien come from the village of Comblanchien in Côte d’Or (21), 12 kilometers north of Beaune. It is one of the most iconic Burgundy limestones with Corton or Massangis. It is known for its particularly fine grain and its hardness which make it ideal for many uses (paving, stairs, engravings, kitchen tops…).

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Comblanchien has similar aspects to marble with variations ranging from pink veins to a light beige colour. 3 varieties of Comblanchien stone are extracted in the quarry: Comblanchien light, the most homogeneous; Comblanchien Légèrement Moucheté (LM) and the Comblanchien Moucheté. These 3 varieties can be assembled together to create a pleasing mix called Comblanchien DCN (Divers Choix Nuancés), a blend of the three verieties.

This stone is suitable for interiors with a honed finish and exteriors with a flamed finish. The latter is obtained by a flame Jet, whose high temperature creates a rough appearance to the stone. Any risk of slipping outdoors is avoided especially in humid weather.

The most common layout in Comblanchien is a square format of 30 x 30 cm, 40 x 40 cm or 50 x 50 cm. Opus in bands (tiles in fixed widthsof 40 cm and random length) is also a popular pattern.

After laying your paving, we recommend protecting your stone with a water/oil protection repellent

The company Le comptoir des Pierres manufactures all your stone projects in Comblanchien in its workshop located in Savigny Les Beaune (21), whether in standard sizes or made to measure

Our industrial equipment allows us to inscribe your finest engravings. Comblanchien is the ideal stone for this.

Do not hesitate to contact us.

Comblanchien Clear - Engraving

To finish on a historical and cultural note, many public spaces have been renovated or built in Comblanchien stone : the Liberation Square in Dijon, the tram platforms in Bordeaux, part of the floors of the Taipei Tower in Taiwan…

You can discover this stone when visiting Burgundy or anywhere else in the world.