Saint-Papoul quarry is located in the Aude, approximately 10 km from Castelnaudary. It is one of Terreal's Quarries South cluster, which also includes the quarries at Bordeneuve, Colomiers and Saint-Amans-Soult (Rieussequel) in southern France, Chagny in Burgundy and Peralada and Pinarejos in Spain.

Saint-Papoul is the Group's largest raw material extraction site, supplying seven plants in France as well as La Pera in Spain.


Extraction of clay and degreaser for brick and tile production; classified into various quality levels as appropriate for each plant.

Site Director: Lionel Nathan


984 chemin du Terrier – 11400 Saint-Papoul

Tél. : 04 68 94 92 09 – Fax : 04 68 94 84 50

Key figures


staff as at 1 June 2010


years' reserves, spread over 180 hectares


Extraction began during the 1940s

900 000

tonnes produced for our plants each year


Over 30 different clay types present