Presentation of the Association

The Association Pierre de Bourgogne was created in 1996.

Its objectives are to promote, communicate and advise about Burgundy limestone, its work skills and its uses. 

It brings together around thirty companies representing all the different activities of the stone sector: quarries, fabricators, stone masons, sculptors and roof tilers. 

The Association undertakes collective actions on behalf of the whole sector : Participating in trade shows, exhibitions, managing the Geographic Indication, creating videos, training, etc… 

It employs a General Manager, Tiphaine Paquette 

The Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté partially funds the Association since its creation.

The Association is housed in the offices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. 

It has long been supported by the DIRECCTE Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the FEDER and the CCI Côte d'Or. 

History and important dates since 1996


Creation of an Association to Promote Burgundy Limestone consisting of 15 members, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dijon, the DRIRE of Burgundy and the Regional Council of Burgundy.


1st participation in the international exhibition of stone and the stone industries, MARMOMACC in Italy.

In 2000,  the Association receives the title "Master of Stone 2000" for associations.                                                                          This distinction is awarded by the Italian  "Corporation of Stone Arts". 


Signature of the 1st Interprofessional Contract of Progress for the stone sector of ornamental rock in Burgundy, with the Burgundy region and the State.

1st participation in Big 5 exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Registration of the Trade mark "Pierre de Bourgogne


Signature of CAPéCO (Contract for Support for the Economic Performance and for the Evolution of Competences) for the stone sector of ornamental rock in Burgundy, with the Burgundy region and the State.


Production of a film on Burgundy Limestone (La Pierre de Bourgogne fait son cinéma - YouTube).



22 April 2013 : participation in a public concertation in the Albert Borschette (CCAB) conference centre in Brussels, for the protection of Protected Geographical Indications for non-agricultural and non-food products.     



Participation in the Cité 21 trade fair in Dijon - Renewed participation in 2014


Participation in the Marmomacc exhibition in Verona. - Renewed participation in 2016


First participation in the Rocalia trade fair in Lyon 


Registration of the Geographical Indication « Pierre de Bourgogne ». 


2nd participation in the Rocalia trade fair in Lyon. Renewed participation in 2021 and 2023. 


Stone Days organised at the Karrière in Villars-Fontaine


Members of Governance

Quarriers : Jonathan CANTIN, Polycor // David FERY, Rocamat // Alexandre LEFEBVRE, Sogépierre // James MEZIAT, Carrières Masson // Guillaume LIPPIELLO, SARL Lippiello Frères // Céline MOLIN, SETP // Marie-Pierre SAUVANET, Sauvanet Carrières de la Nièvre // Laurent TUCCINARDI, Pierre Mureuse de Bourgogne ● Stone Masons - Fabricators : Jérôme DESCHAMPS, Atelier Bourgogne Création - Le Comptoir des Pierres // Fabrice DESCOMBES, Ateliers Pierre de Bourgogne // Rémi LUBINEAU, Atelier Pierre d'Acanthe ● Sculptor: Michel ROETZER

Executive members

President : Fabrice DESCOMBES. Ateliers Pierre de BourgogneVice-president : Jérôme DESCHAMPS, Atelier Bourgogne Création - Le Comptoir des Pierres Treasurer : Guillaume LIPPIELLO, SARL Lippiello Frères Secretary : Céline MOLIN, SETP

The Association is managed by an Administrative Council elected for 3 years.   It currently consists of 12 members.

The Administrative Council appoints yearly the executive of the association, which manages the day to day affairs. 

At the General Assembly of the 10 June 2022, a new Administrative Council was elected for 3 years.