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Canson® Watercolour ranges

Canson® Fontenay®

Canson® Fontenay® is 100% cotton, mould-made, watermarked paper for watercolours. It is tough, being pulp and surface-sized. Its dimensional stability reduces the risk of paper deformation when exposed to water. Compliant with the ISO 9706 standard, this acid-free paper delivers great longevity, the best possible protection against ageing.

Its natural whiteness is obtained without any optical brightness additives, which might cause yellowing. What is particularly handy about Canson® Fontenay® paper is that its grain differs from one side to the other, one being cold pressed, the other rough grain.

Here is a top quality watercolour paper at an attractive price.

Weight or thickness

300 gsm

Colours and textures

2 available textures: cold pressed and rough grain

Recommended techniques

Ideal for: watercolour


  • Sheet: 56 x 76 cm
  • Pad: 24 x 32 cm and 36 x 48 cm

Standard & Longevity guarantee

Complies with ISO Standard 9706, acid-free and without optical brightness additives.
Mould-resistant treatment.