FOURS À CHAUX DE LA VEURIÈRE

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Lime kilns from the 19th century located in the commune of Angrie, near Candé. A beautiful testimony of the industrial heritage of the 19th century to be discovered in the heart of blue Anjou.

Built in the early 19th century, the Veurière lime kilns (known as the "Sainte-Anne" kilns) were in operation for around one hundred years, right up to the eve of the 1st World War. The monumental complex was completely restored after being listed as a Historical Monument in 1980. Three large furnaces, 12 meters high and over 5 meters in diameter, occupy the entire height of the vast building, which rises 15 meters from the ground and extends over 150 meters with its access ramp. The massive structure is built of granite and red schist, with numerous buttresses. The bays are round-headed. The complex also includes outbuildings and working lean-tos, as well as thatcher's lodgings on the second floor of the two large central arches, and the main dwelling, recently restored with the label of the Fondation du Patrimoine. The guided tour includes a complete exploration of these buildings, access to the upper terrace (via ramp or staircase) and the limestone-marble quarry. A video report completes the presentation of the quarrying activity. You can also visit St. Joseph's chapel and St. Peter's kilns (listed as ISMH in 2006), 800 m away, on the hiking trail that runs alongside the 3 large former quarries, now flooded (lovely water features).

FOURS À CHAUX DE LA VEURIÈRE  France Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire Angrie 49440

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