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La Petite Verveine
du Velay®
The VERVEINE DU VELAY
Fruits Liqueurs and Crème de Cassis
Local Specialities
Cocktail Liqueurs
Non Alcoholic Syrups
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pagès History

"Verveine du Velay: emblem of the Auvergne gastronomy since 1859!"

In 1859 an inspired herbalist apothecary, Joseph Rumillet-Charretier, created the formula of Verveine du Velay.

He did so by infusing and distilling botanicals in a small copper still of his dispensary, including of course the Verveine (lemon verbena).

In 1886, Rumillet-Charretier, who had become an industrialist and a local politician elected Deputy of Haute Loire, hired Victor Pagès, one oh his relatives, to manage the distillery.
Victor was therefore the first in the Pagès dynasty to invest himself in Verveine du Velay and to contribute to its expansion.

His grandson, Raymond Julien-Pagès was also completely invested in the economic development of tourism in his région.
He was the founder of two of the most famous family hotel and bed and breakfast associations :  the “Logis de France” and the “Gîtes de France”.

He chosed for his successor another independent french family. Since 1983, the RENAUD-COINTREAU family is managing  the Pagès Distillery, with Mr. Jean-Pierre Cointreau as President.

 

Today, more than one-and-half century later, the Pagès Distillery is a reputed liqueur-maker,
practicing with a genuine respect of the tradition.

They produce a wonderful range of herbal and fruit liqueurs,
as well as aperitifs and non-alcoholic syrups.

 

 

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