We love Rhodia notepads for their smooth paper, grids, and fancy covers that fold back neatly. Rhodia makes writing easy and portable. Acid free and ink-friendly, you never have to write in a dull notebook again! The stationer known as “Papeteries Verilhac Freres” was founded in Lyon, France in 1932 by two brothers, Henri and Robert Verilhac. They came from a family of paper merchants, with two brothers from the previous generation having set up a family business selling paper mainly in the southern part of France and North Africa. In 1934, the company moved from Lyon to Sechilienne near Grenoble in the French Alps. The name “Rhodia” comes from the Rhone, a river flowing by Lyon dividing the Alps from the Massif Central.