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Musee de L'Ardoise

Butte de Longchamps, 53800 Renaze, France
+33 (0) 2 43 06 41 74
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Renaze
Type: Museums
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English first
Vauchrétien, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

When we had our roof renewed at our house in Anjou we were advised that slate roofing tiles were 'de rigueur' in the region. The distinctive black and white of buildings in Anjou comes from the use of local slate quarried at Trélazé near Angers, and tuffeau stone, also locally quarried. Unfortunately, local slate is now too expensive for most... More 

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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

It would be easy to under-estimate this local museum. Set back from the main road, in a vast area of industrial archaeology, the museum is based on a slate-mine that closed just 40 years ago. You can see the pit-head equipment, how the slate was used, a reconstructed cottage & loads of photographic displays. There was also an english film,... More 

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