Cottage 6 persons in Lavoux - Vienne (15 km from Poitiers)

Lavoux : Stone country

The history of Lavoux is intimately linked to that of Stone.

Appreciated because it is not frost sensitive, the Stone of Lavoux was extracted and used for numerous buildings and houses, for indoor and outdoor architecture. It was used for the building of the Cité des Castors in Buxerolles.

Its reputation has led it to Paris. It can be found in the building of the Opera of Paris, the frontage of Galeries Lafayette and recently in the restoration of the Louvre Museum.

It is also used for sculpture (the vases and statues of Jardin des Tuileries in Paris).

It has even been exported for the restoration of buildings or historical monuments (Lausanne cathedral in Switzerland and Canterbury cathedral restoration).

Above the 15 quarries that could be counted at the busiest time of stone exploitation, only the CARRIERES DE LA VIENNE society is still exploiting the quarries located on the town territory.

Source: www.lavoux.fr

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