Fabrique de Parapluies François

One of the last artisanal umbrella factories in France for 5 generations in Poitiers, always in the same place in the Grand Rue since 1882 and obtained the label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" by the French state.
Wide choice of diverse and varied umbrellas with different shapes, fabrics and handles, whether folding (more practical to store in the bag) or larger such as the square umbrella, golf umbrella, classic, parasols, umbrella with English assembly ( made of a piece of wood like a cane)
or the traditional shepherd's umbrella with its rattan ribs. Our umbrellas are all handcrafted with carbon fiber or steel ribs.
Fabrics that can be in polyamide, polyester, cotton, plain, printed or woven (jacquard or twill weave).
With handles in different materials such as wood (maple, chestnut, malacca, bamboo).

Practical information

French, English
Accessible to disabled persons
Pets welcome


Open all year except the first week of January.


Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit by appointment only
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: French, English

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Further information

Location: Downtown
Type of arts and crafts: Other craftsmanship
Services : Shop, Online Shop
Payment Methods: Payment cards, Bank and post-office cheques, Cash
François Umbrella Factory
137 Grand Rue