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Address: 32 Chemin de la Maraichere, 49800 Trelaze, Angers, France
Phone Number: +33 2 41 69 04 71
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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 that there was once was a law that roofs had to be made of slate. This museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the stone into finished shingles and other items, using coarse tools. They also have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 well organised and gives a good outline of the history of slate mining and the... More 

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