The briar wood pipe is our specialty!
Nicely located in Saint Claude city center, we offer a wide range of quality items such as:
- Briar wood pipes made in Saint Claude
- Pipes made in many foreign countries, carefully crafted by the most skilled pipe makers
- Meerschaum pipes
- All the accessories essential to pipe smoking
All items have been carefully selected by ourselves, therefore all the smoking accessories along with pipes enjoy a one year waranty!
We are at your service:
You are looking for a specific item? Please drop us a message, contact us and our team of specialists will do its best in order to find the pipe of your dream. Please, do not hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to satisfy your requests. www.pipeshop-saintclaude.com is actually the french number one online store to buy pipes and accessories.
An online shop and a brick and mortar shop in Saint Claude as well:
La Pipe Rit is not only an online store. Our shop is located in Saint Claude city center right next to the main cathedral and the famous pipe museum. With more than 1,500 pipes available, you will certainly find the pipe that suits you the best.
Have a look at a few pictures of the shop.
Handmade masterpieces sold live from Saint Claude:
Thanks to the skills and know-how of the local master pipe-makers, we offer only high quality pipes. These limited and handmade pipes are only available through our brick and mortar shop and our online shop.
Saint Claude and the briar wood pipe history:
Our premise are based place de l'Abbaye, in St Claude. Back in 1858, this is at the exact same area that a box tree wood carrier, waiting for his supplies, surprised everyone when he pulled his pipe from his pocket. The pipe, made by a shepperd friend over one year before, was neither burned nor damaged by the heat. The wood was dense with a distinctive crimson colour. The story says it was the first briar wood pipe. Soon after this event, local pipe makers switched from local wood essences to briar wood only. Indeed, briar wood has unmatched qualities such as: strong heat resistance, lightness and aroma neutrality.
La Pipe Rit in a few key moments:
20 years of our website www.pipeshop-saintclaude.com
On this year 2022, we celebrate the 20 years anniversary of our website www.pipeshop-saintclaude.com. Today, we identify 1 500 available products, more than 8 700 followers on our social networks (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube), a newsletter sent every 15 days, a blog dedicated to pipe smokers, more than 20 video tutorials...
Virtual tour in the heart of La Pipe Rit
In 2019, we worked with a Google professionnal photograph to create new views of our shop. Now, you can open the door and come into our pipe shop in Saint-Claude thanks to this new virtual tour in 360°.
Reworking of our Saint-Claude shop
2017 was definitely a key moment for our Saint-Claude shop. The shop has completely been redesigned to be more convenient, more modern. We did our best to help you find the pipe of your dream!
Eole, our brand for pipe smokers
New designs, new shapes, more pipes with 9mm filters and new innovative finishes. More imagination than ever before! We have only one goal: customer satisfaction. We are always on the go in order to find the most innovative, and usefull items for pipe smokers.
www.mf-cadeaux.com grand opening
Early on 2006, www.mf-cadeaux.com opened. The first idea was to offer a convenient shopping platform for professional tobacconists, this is why the shop was not opened to the public. Unfortunately, tobacconists were not really interrested in the concept and after a few months of struggle, we decided to pivot and make it available to all. Now, MF-Cadeaux the smoker paradise, offers accessories for pipes smokers, cigars smokers and cigarets smokers.
www.pipe.fr grand opening
Our main online shop sees the day in May 2002, there were only pipes from Saint Claude. When building the website, it was difficult to find a good way to classify pipes, there are all different! It was the first online shop for pipes in France.
La Pipe Rit opens
In 1996, there are very few interesting shop location available in Saint Claude. When we finally have the oportunity to open a pipe shop right in the middle of the city center near the cathedral and the pipe museum, we did not think about it twice. La Pipe Rit opens its door!
The adventure begins: MF Cadeaux
In 1991, two sales staff from Chacom, Mr. Mermet-Maréchal and Mr. Ferrari start their own business. Their goal is to offer a wider ranger of products to tobacconists and not only Chacom productions. The company MF-Cadeaux sees the day, M and F stands for the initial letters of their names!