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Clairefontaine is famous for its exceptionally white and ultra smooth paper.

The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. The company is best known for making the first school notebooks in France. Clairefontaine is currently the only European manufacturer making its own papers for its own products.

Clairefontaine Notebooks feature:

  • A perfect satin finish for maximum smoothness in writing
  • 90g paper –fountain pen friendly
  • pH neutral, chlorine-free paper. A gift of nature, calcium carbonate, gives Clairefontaine its trademark qualities of extra white and ultra smooth
  • Opaque, write on both sides of a page
  • Ruled, ruled w/margin, graph, graph w/multi-subject, blank, and seyes (French ruled).
  • Staple bound, cloth bound, spiral bound and hardcover
  • 10 sizes – 3 x 4 ¾” to 8 ¼ x 11 ¾


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Welcome to Clairefontaine

Clairefontaine is the best paper in the world for writing. People love Clairefontaine notebooks for the quality of the paper, and the pleasure of writing they experience when they use them.

The Clairefontaine brand is best known for making the first school notebooks in France. The Clairefontaine mill has been making premium paper since 1858 and Clairefontaine is currently the only European company making its own paper for its own products. This guarantees not only consistent quality, but also controls the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. Located in the Vosges region of France, Clairefontaine was established on the site of a 16th century paper mill.

Clairefontaine paper is made from pulp and wood by-products from forests independently certified by PEFC as sustainably managed.

Clairefontaine notebooks and pads are characterized by a perfect satin finish for maximum smoothness in writing and the use of 90g pH neutral acid-free paper. This opaque paper allows clear writing on both sides of a page. Clairefontaine notebooks are available in ruled, ruled w/margin, graph, graph w/multi-subject, blank, and seyes (french ruled); staple bound, cloth bound, spiral bound, and hardcover formats. Clairefontaine notebooks are also available in a variety of convenient and stylish sizes.

Clairefontaine products and product lines include:

Classic Clairefontaine Notebooks & Pads

  • Wirebound Notebooks by Clairefontaine
  • Multiple Subject Wirebound Notebooks
  • Clairefontaine Staplebound Pads
  • Clairefontaine Clothbound Pads
  • Hardcover Journals by Clairefontaine
  • Music Pads by Clairefontaine
  • "Basic" Notebooks (Wirebound, Wirebound with Pockets, and Clothbound)


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Why people love Clairefontaine notebooks
Basic Notebooks
Clairefontaine's Environmental Committment
Clairefontaine's Historic Paper Mills
What people are saying about Clairefontaine
Who is Claire Fontaine?
A Story about Clairefontaine Notebooks
Clairefontaine's Historical Significance

Clairefontaine Collections

  • Clairefontaine "graficflow" Spiral Notebooks
  • Clairefontaine "graficflow" Magnetic Journals
  • "Pop' Art Flowers" Notebooks by Clairefontaine
  • "Mlle No" Notebook Collection by French artist Jessica Ollivaud
  • "Mlle No" Magnetic Journals
  • "Stella" Notebooks by Clairefontaine

Clairefontaine Fine Art Pads

  • Clairefontaine Calligraphy Pads
  • "Ingres" Pastel Pads by Clairefontaine
  • Acrylic Fine Art Pads by Clairefontaine
  • "Fontaine" Watercolor Pads
  • Oil Pads by Clairefontaine
  • Spiral Drawing Pads by Clairefontaine
  • Clairefontaine Watercolor Pads

Pollen Stationery

  • Pollen Open Stock Stationery (Square Cards and Round Cards)
  • Pollen Rainbow Gift Boxes
  • "Triomphe" Stationery by Clairefontaine