Around the Blue Slate (pierre bleue) region.

Home of slate quarries, the town of Nozay gave its name to the stone that characterises local buildings.

The slate slabs from Nozay are cut into blocks and used in a variety of ways , both for everyday use and for building.

The slate gives a blue tint to many mansions, houses, fountains, stone walls, crosses and bridges; a real feature of this rural landscape.

The Enclosure (L'Enclos)

Former medieval churchyard characterised by slate construction comprising a XVI C presbytery and a church dating from the twelfth century adapted in the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Classed as a Historical Monument since 1989, the church has wall paintings dating from the Renaissance. Its north transept is Gothic style and the 15th C carpentry is shaped like an inverted boat hull.

Visits
- Open to the public from June to September: Saturday from 10am to 12h30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm
- Outside visiting hours by reservation
- Free visit (no charge), guided tour (€ 4 / person), tour coupled with visit to the Blue Stone mine (7 € /
person), tour plus mine plus guided tour of Nozay (10 € ) / reduced rates and family rates available.

Contact
ASPHAN 25 rue du Vieux Bourg
Tel 02 40 79 34 29
Email: asphanozay@gmail.com

Blue Stone Quarry

On this ancient slate and shale mining site you can discover the expertise of the former quarrymen and
stone cutters in a typical slate setting.

Visits
- Open to the public from June to September: Sunday from 2pm to 6pm
- Outside visiting hours by reservation.
- Free visit (no charge), guided tour (€ 4 / person), tour coupled with visit to the Blue Stone mine (7 € /
person), tour plus mine plus guided tour of Nozay (10 € ) / reduced rates and family rates available.

Contact
ASPHAN 25 rue du Vieux Bourg
Tel 02 40 79 34 29
Email: asphanozay@gmail.com

For more information on the Church in the Old Town or the blue stone quarry, visit www.asphan.fr