Available from Pave Tile & Stone, Inc.
Growing up in France, François lived among giants of history - namely the Romans.
Arrving in 122 BC and conquering an area around Gulf of Lyon - the Romans called it Transalpine Province - what is today known as Provence. Full scale colonists, Romans built roads, buildings and bridges. In 27 BC - 14 AD, Emperor Augustus reorganized Transalpine Provence and built among other things, the Pont du Gard in Nimes. A spectacular well-preserved 3-tiered Roman aqueduct and bridge over the River Gard (Gardon). "The preservation of the Pont du Gard is so extraordinary; nothing has crumbled or collapsed; every feature remains; the huge blocks of stone, of a brownish-yellow, pile themselves without mortar or cement, as evenly as the day they were laid together. All this to carry a couple of springs to a little provincial city." (Henry James). French limestone, it's soft colors regal yet undeniably strong, is a second passion for Pavé Tile. Working with one of the best French quarries in France, advanced distressed techniques allows Pavé to offer centuries old textures and unsurpassed beauty.