Cire Trudon

Established 1643

Founded in 1643 by Claude Trudon, Cire Trudon is the oldest wax-producing factory in the world. It was the provider of the royal court of Louis XIV, as well as most of the great churches of France. The Madeleine candles as pictured above used to illuminate the Madeleine church in Paris. Trudon candles are made from superior quality wax and dyed in small lots in the Normandy workshop. They are dripless and smokeless.

Cire Trudon today still provides candles to many churches. The Saint-Roch church in Paris, for example, has burned Trudon candles since the company’s inception in 1643.

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© Maison Trudon, Paris, France

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