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Micro-adventure "Villefranche, from the Jurassic era to the Renaissance"
Micro-adventure "Villefranche, from the Jurassic era to the Renaissance"
Micro-adventure "Villefranche, from the Jurassic era to the Renaissance"

Micro-adventure "Villefranche, from the Jurassic era to the Renaissance"

Beyond their architectural beauty, the courtyardand houses of the Renaissance also showcase the geological resources of the Beaujolais region and further afield. The iconic "pierre dorée" (golden stone) was of course one of the key building materials, and it was used in a range of different situations because it was easy to cut (breeze blocks, columns, lintels). It is not rare to see seashell fossils encrusted into the grey stone, often used in the form of slabs (porch, steps), corresponding to limestone banks. The white stone of Lucenay can for example be seen on the Gothic-style facade of the Collegiate church of Notre-Dame des Marais, among others. This fine-grained stone produces elegant
results that are often seen in courtyards and on the walls of houses.

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