There is evidence that shingle style tiles are been made in areas of France since the 11th century.
The French tile makers were early developers of extruding clay rather than hand making. This allowed small tile makers to service their local market as transportation we a huge challenge.
Unlike their English counterparts they offered different sizes of tile and if was recorded that a leading commentator of the day stated, ' You can judge the wealth of a family by the size of their roof tiles....the smaller the tiles the greater the wealth!

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20x30 Huguenot in Gabarre Blend from France

No two Gabarre tiles are alike, and the finished roof is a true representation of what a roof that has
mellowed and aged in the French countryside over the past 100 years, looks like.
And Edilians has added double anti-capillary channels to the tile to reduce the possibility of wind driven rain from wicking between the courses of tile. 
Oh and did I mention the 20x30 Huguenot Gabarre Blend tiles is the least expensive unequal length tiles Northern offers?

Size

Exposure

Pieces per Square

Weight Per Piece

Weight Per Square

12" x 7 3/4"

5"

375

3.5 lbs

1300 lbs

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16x26 Elixir in Speia Blend from France

How would you best describe the Sepia Blend? It is a medium to light mix of reds, brown and buffs.
The tiles are of unequal lengths, the bottom edges are pitted and grooved and the surface of some of the tiles look scuffed and scratched.
Why? Because that is what the old roofs in this area of central France look like after 100 years.
This is not a contrived color blend, it’s an authentic representation and in a word…..magnificent.

Size

Exposure

Pieces per Square

Weight Per Piece

Weight Per Square

10 1/4" x 6 1/4"

4 1/4"

560

2.65 lbs

1850 lbs

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16x27 Monument Historique 

The Monument Historique tiles from Grossouvre tile plant were created to give that instantly aged look. Their irregular lengths and subtle variation of shading will allow you to crate  your own authentic ‘Country French’ home
 

Size

Exposure

Pieces per Square

Weight Per Piece

Weight Per Square

10 1/4" x 6 1/4"

4 1/4"

560

3.3 lbs

1850 lbs

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16x27 Terre d'Allier Blend from Doyet

The Monument Historique tiles from Grossouvre tile plant were created to give that instantly aged look. Their irregular lengths and subtle variation of shading will allow you to crate  your own authentic ‘Country French’ home
 

Size

Exposure

Pieces per Square

Weight Per Piece

Weight Per Square

10 1/4" x 6 1/4"

4 1/4"

525

3.3 lbs

1735 lbs

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20x30 Huguenot in Ardoise from France

The color Ardoise is best described as a solid dark gray. The tile makers tint the clay body so it’s a darker muddy brown and then the Ardoise engobe is applied BEFORE firing so that the color becomes an integral part of the finished tile. As with the following Vieilli and Flamme Rustic Colors, the 20x30 Huguenot tiles all have a slight camber in their width, which adds to the shadows on the roof.

You will also see that each tile has double water channels to reduce the possibility of wind driven rain from wicking between the courses of tiles. Very High Tech!

Size

Exposure

Pieces per Square

Weight Per Piece

Weight Per Square

12" x 7 3/4"

5" @ 2" Head lap

375

3.5 lbs

1300 lbs

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16x38 Beavertail Profile in Patina Fonce from France

Beavertail is a traditional profile seen on old roofs throughout Germany and Eastern France

Size

Exposure

Pieces per Square

Weight Per Piece

Weight Per Square

15" x 6 1/4"

6 1/2"

355

4.25 lbs

1510 lbs

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These flat shingle tiles from France will compliment any modern style of architecture. They can be installed on a pitched roof or as a vertical cladding.

Size

Exposure

Pieces per Square

Weight Per Piece

Weight Per Square

14 1/2" x 10 1/2"

6 1/4"

230

6.2 lbs

1426lbs