French marble is unequivocally a symbol of elegance and luxury. It is exclusively quarried in the French Hautes-Pyrenees mountains and has a history stretching back thousands of years since the Romans first recognized its exceptional qualities. There is no denying that French marble is the preferred choice for the most beautiful palaces in the world, including the Palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV designated the quarries as “Royal Quarries.” These impressive stones can also be found in other world-renowned buildings, such as the Opéra Garnier and the Châteaux of the Loire Valley.
Certain materials stand the test of time in the realm of architectural magnificence and interior design opulence, captivating the beholder with their timeless allure. Among these treasures of nature, Quatre Saisons Marble reigns supreme, embodying the epitome of sophistication and grandeur.
Quatre Saisons translates to four seasons and is a gorgeous, richly colored French Marble. It was explicitly quarried to supply stone to Louis XIV for Versailles. Its remarkable structure features a mix of brecciated, veined, and linear casts that gracefully swirl across the surfaces. The colors of each distinct section are equally stuffing, with shades of rose, merlot, dark purple, pine, blush, and peach.
What sets Quatre Saisons marble apart is its royal lineage and its rarity. This exquisite marble is a rare fine from the quarries in France, with only a limited number of blocks available worldwide. The quarry is currently closed, and it’s unconfirmed when or if it will reopen.
While the world may marble of the grandeur of Versailles, the legacy of Quatre Saisons marble lives on in a remarkable way. Today, one of the only remaining blocks of this coveted marble resides at Stratus Surfaces, Austin, Texas. As the sole custodian of this precious resource, Stratus offers a rare opportunity for discerning clients to own a piece of history and indulge in the timeless elegance of this marble.