You can find it all in La Boîte à clous


On December 12th, a new shop, La Boîte à clous, opened its doors on the site of the former florist Geyssant in the heart of the old town. What is a nail box? A hardware store? Not at all ! It is a shop that focuses on decoration and sells items related to artistic craft such as lanterns, pillows, bags, coat racks, tables, shelves, or even mirrors. A boutique that perfectly combines the modern with the old, wood with metal. The nail has been firmly in position for a month, even if the Covid crisis has not made it easier for the new owners to get started.

Two complementary courses

A year ago, the couple Yann Schultz (40) and Virginie Riou (42) decided to radically change their professional course by buying the building at 24 rue de lHotel-de-Ville. Because the forty-year-old knows how to do everything and doesnt lack ideas. The maintenance technician for energy systems, who comes from Chauffailles (Saône-et-Loire), masters cold and heat as well as the plumbers pipes, hammer and screwdriver of the carpenters decorator. This new beginning offers him the opportunity to put his creativity at the service of the customer with furniture and objects that are tailored or redesigned according to customer requirements.

The management assistant, Virginie Riou, has an innate sense of human and commercial relationships, performs accounting and secretarial work, and is an essential asset in running a business.

An industrial style boutique

The couple have completely renovated the old shop, made their own mark and emphasized design and vintage in the industrial style they love. And its not finished yet, because the two floors of the building intended for rent are being completely renovated by this ingenious 'craftsman', Yann Schultz. A way to help renovate the old medieval village and keep it alive.

Alexia Michel, a student at Roger-Ruel College who is doing a three-day internship at Yann et Virginie, wants to become an interior designer. She loves everything that has to do with decoration, arts and crafts. Yann Schultz linked it with the design of the first floor, an initiation that reinforced his professional choice.

The boutique is closed on Mondays and open 6 days a week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Friday is open during the day from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.