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ARCHES®, a Living Heritage Company

The Arches paper mill obtained the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (Living Heritage Company) mark of recognition for the first time in 2017. It has just been awarded the precious distinction again, for a further five years.


Manifestampe is celebrating the tenth edition of the Fête de l’Estampe on and around 26 May 2022 in towns and cities all over France and Europe. This great event devoted to engraving, lithography, screen printing and also digital processes is an ideal opportunity to celebrate printmaking in all its forms.

Henri Matisse exhibition, Jazz, final proofs

A major exhibition is at the Galerie de l’Institut in Paris until 23 April 2022: Henri Matisse, “Jazz”, the previously unseen final proofs of the compositions produced for the famous book published by Tériade in 1947. The exhibition features a unique set of the artist’s pochoirs (stencil prints) and paper cut-out collages.

Stephen Dock, Our day will come

The Irlande du Nord (Northern Ireland) exhibition opening on 22 May 2022 at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône features photographic work by Gilles Caron and Stephen Dock. Fifty years after the events of Bloody Sunday, the exhibition proposes a dual photographic perspective, historic and contemporary of the Northern Irish situation.

A new ARCHES® Aquarelle travel journal!

The ARCHES® Aquarelle range now includes a new generation travel journal sketchbook. The ARCHES® Aquarelle travel journal has been eagerly awaited by numerous watercolourists. We are delighted to present the brand new version.

Thierry Duval

Thierry Duval has been drawing and painting since childhood. He produced his first work in 1980 in a narrative form, the comic strip, and would later work as an illustrator, then as a part of the creative team in a large advertising agency in Paris. It was while he was preparing for the entrance exam for the Arts Décoratifs school in Paris that he discovered the work of Delacroix and then a passion for watercolour. He graduated in 1982.


Youdesignme is an independent illustrator called Kristin who lives in Berlin, in Germany. Her favourite media are watercolours and drawing, but she also practises her art digitally.For almost all of her paintings, she works with a very limited palette of just seven colours and uses ARCHES® Aquarelle cold pressed paper.