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A great taste of regional history

Le Musée d'Ardoise is fascinating. This area of France was rich in slate (ardoise) - so much so... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2014
Slow_food_for_me
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Maui
Local industry explained.

Trélazé was the major producer of slate in this area and is pretty much the source of the roof... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2012
David F
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Vauchrétien, France
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15 Jul 2014
“A great taste of regional history”
16 Jun 2012
“Local industry explained.”
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Le Musée d'Ardoise is fascinating. This area of France was rich in slate (ardoise) - so much so that there was once was a law that roofs had to be made of slate. This museum shows you how workers/craftsmen used to change raw slabs of...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Trélazé was the major producer of slate in this area and is pretty much the source of the roof tiles for most of the Châteaux of the Loire, and with the white Tufa stone, gives Anjou its traditional black and white architecture. This museum is...More

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