Clairefontaine started paper production in 1858 in the town of Etival Clairefontaine, situated next to Meurthe river close to Strasbourg. Clairefontaine acquired Rhodia in 1997 to create the Clairefontaine-Rhodia Group. They continue to manufacture their own paper and products. Clairefontaine notepads are a great medium on which to write with your fountain or roller ball pen.