I have got quite a lot of recommendations on using Clairefontaine notebook for fountain pens and have finally got one now. The paper is smooth and has no feathering. The ink comes out nicely with shades. It feels smoother to write than my Rhodia paper. I'm not sure why but the Lamy AL Star (F nib) feels a bit scratchy on Rhodia paper. That issue is nonexistent here though. In general I am happy with the purchase and will highly recommend to any fountain pen users.