Martineau company

Founded at the beginning of the twentieth century, Martineau is a French firm recognized for the high quality of its products and services. Today, Martineau shares its precious French know-how: the crafting of items of belonging like religious medals, rosaries, insignia and decorations, customized souvenirs, jewelry, and metal features for the luxury industry.

Martineau, from Saumur to Ambert

The story of a passion

The origins of Martineau in its current form blend with the history of Saumur, whose many generations have been fashioned by medals over time. Periods of prosperity mixed with less buoyant phases to help remold and rebuild France’s economic landscape.

At the end of the nineteenth century, Charles Martineau, Auguste Béraudy, and Jacques Omerin did not know that their passion would still resonate today, in our technological age. Neither did they know that their workshops would shape their destiny through the emergence of an art form belonging to their country’s industrial heritage.

From Saumur to Ambert, long-standing businesses in medal-making and religious craftsmanship merged to form the Martineau group. Four crafts under three brands now apply their creative talents in France, paying close attention to trends.

Martineau and his crafts

Long-standing expertise in craftsmanship

Industrial boom

Interrupted by the French Revolution, the rosary-making industry went through a dry spell until the nineteenth century, when mechanization overhauled and relaunched production with steam engines.

Since 1855, Béraudy & Vaure has been making religious jewelry: a range of medals and rosaries that was later completed with bracelets to extend an already-broad spectrum of products crafted in Saumur.



Charles Martineau and Léon Desnoue

In the twentieth century, mechanization improved, with electric motors replacing steam engines.

At the same time, Charles Martineau, a first-class jeweler became production manager at the house of Mayaud, while Léon Desnoue founded his own firm, which later became Martineau.

Founding of Martineau

After the first world war (1914-18), Léon Desnoue sought to sell his business. Charles Martineau was receptive to the idea. Marcel Martineau bought the house of Desnoue, which then became Martineau.



Jean Quentin

Jean Quentin took the helm of Martineau.

Martineau services

As devoted, perfectionist artisans, we do not neglect a single detail in our creations.
Choosing Martineau means opting for a premium product and high-quality support.


Our dedicated teams will assist you in your projects in religious jewelry, official medals and decorations, customized souvenirs and luxury items:

Throughout the customization process, our sales and technical teams will give you all the advice you need to provide you with the best solution in accordance with your sector.

We can offer you a whole range of services:

Sales and technical support
Final proofs and prototypes to view your project before it is implemented
Order tracking with a sales assistant
Shipping and delivery


Martineau and its teams aim to provide you with customized service, tailored to the requirements and particularities of your customization project:

Religious jewelry
Customized badges
Insignia and decorations
Luxury items
Customized souvenirs





Our values

Team spirit

Team spirit


Passing on expertise


High quality







Waste processing

Recycling of paper, cardboard, packaging, and more
Surface treatment
Recycling of metals
Engagement Volontaire de l'Entreprise pour l'Environnement
Engagement Volontaire de l'Entreprise pour l'Environnement
World Resources Company
World Resources Company
Eco Emballages
Eco Emballages

Our customers Martineau

Through the expertise it has acquired for over a century in making religious jewelry (religious medals, rosaries, religious bracelets, etc.), customized badges, insignia and decorations for official awards ceremonies, and luxury items (wire hoods, cufflinks, and more), Martineau can rise to challenges in a wide range of sectors.


Where to find us !

Our workshops are located in Saumur, in the Maine-et-Loire department of France, and in Ambert, in the country’s Puy-de-Dôme department.

Each of our products is designed and made in our workshops.

We export our products in Europe and worldwide through a vast network of distributors.

113 chemin des Pâtureaux

Phone : +33 (0)2 41 67 34 40

Rue Sébastien Philip Dupuy

Phone : +33 (0)4 73 82 34 34

French made

Made in France

High quality

High quality

Customized products

Custom products

Professionals nearby

Professionals nearby

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