Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I finally got around to walking up to the Caran d'Ache factory which is situated not too far from me. I didn't expect to see anything like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, but I did hope it might be a bit more interesting than this! That sign on the top of the building looks as if it might be missing a chunk too.
I find it strange that in the few years I've been living here I've only seen their lorries about 3 or 4 times. The factory is right on the border of France so I wondered if maybe most of them go out to France? You would think since the factory is based here, we'd have a fantastic range of products but we don't. I've seen better displays and ranges in London.
Anyway, it was interesting to see the actual factory all the products come from. There was another building to the left and a large car park full of cars but it's a surprisingly small operation for such a world famous brand. Visitors aren't welcome here unless in large groups, otherwise I might have been tempted to go in and ask if they wouldn't mind extending the colours on that Museum range of theirs!