The Bavent plant is located in the canton of Cabourg, 15 km east of Caen, and has two production lines. It sources clay from two quarries, one of which is on site and the other at Neuilly-La Forêt.

Bavent and its sister plant at Les Mureaux near Paris form the Tiles North Cluster.

Key dates

1842: Foundation of a plant making ceramic pottery and finials (referred to as "Le Pré d'Auge") by incomers from Burgundy.

1967: Production units built for plain roof tiles in which tiles are pressed and placed on trays automatically.

1998: New plant built

2004: Introduction of a pressing line to manufacture plain tiles.

Site Director: Jean-Luc Régnier



4, route de Troarn 14860 Bavent

Tél. :  02 31 78 80 10 – Fax : 02 31 78 99 44

To find us, enter the following in your GPS: Le Mesnil, 14860 Bavent


staff as at 31 December 2014

70 000

tonnes of tiles and 4,500 tonnes of fittings – annual production capacity


tile types and some sixty fittings in a range of 21 different shades

49 000

m² - total surface area of the site

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