Au Lit’s Company History

Discover the story behind Au Lit boutiques: one of the largest chains specializing in sleep products in Quebec.

The Au Lit’s family heritage

In 1947, Jean-Louis René founded his mattress manufacturing company in Nicolet, in the Centre-du-Québec region. Its products have stood out for their quality ever since.

Soon after, Matelas René became the largest independent mattress manufacturer in the province. In 1985, Jean-Louis René passed the torch to his sons who have proudly run the company to this day.

The Au Lit journey begins

In 1996, the network of Au Lit boutiques was born and established in several communities across Quebec. The purpose of this initiative was quite simple: improving the sleep of people from here.

With this extensive network, the Au Lit founders now offer Quebecers locally made mattresses. Driven to meet all of its customers’ needs, Au Lit added all sleep products to its selection.

Au Lit also offers a wide range of products

See our large selection of sleep health products





Au Lit's sleep health expertise

Today, Au Lit is better equipped than ever to pursue the mission of Jean-Louis René: to do everything possible for the well-being of its clients. 

With major investments to modernize its mattress manufacturing plant, a network of 12 stores and a solid team, Au Lit remains the benchmark for products that provide a healthy sleep.

Supported by a team of biomechanical researchers from the University of Sherbrooke, Au Lit constantly improves its products.

However, this research is not limited to innovation. They also seek to train Au Lit counsellors in sleep health. This allows them to offer unparalleled service and personalized advice.

The network of Au Lit stores today

The Au Lit store network currently includes 7 boutiques in Drummondville, Granby, Nicolet, Rivière-du-Loup, Sorel, Trois-Rivières and Victoriaville.

No matter in which region of Quebec you reside in, enjoy a unique shopping experience for all your sleep-related items by visiting one of the Boutique Au Lit branches.

With Au Lit, sleep well, live better!​