Dijonval Cloth Factory

The Dijonval cloth factory at Sedan has the appearance of a palace rather than a textile mill, and is an evocative monument to the role of the state in the economy of France of the ancien regime. The factory was founded in 1646, not long after Sedan became a French possession, with the aim of producing broadcloth that would be competitive with contemporary Dutch fabrics. The most imposing part of the factory, a 15-bay, 3-storey building, with a central block surmounted by a pediment and cupola, dates from 1755. Production ceased in the early 1960s, but the building has been restored and includes a small museum of industrial history and a display space for art exhibitions.

Dijonval Cloth Factory
Le Dijonval
6, Avenue Margueritte
08200 Sedan