Site de La Marbrière

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Geological site of national interest in a remarkable landscape. This site is recognized as a Sensitive Natural Area (ENS).

Situated on the edge of the Armorican Massif and the Aquitaine Basin, the commune of Ardin once produced marble stone. This former quarry has been listed in the inventory of sites of geological interest in Poitou-Charentes since 1998. The characteristics of the place have reinforced the intervention of the CREN for its preservation.

This site, a member of the 'man and stone' network, is located in La Villedé d'Ardin, 4 kilometres east of Coulonges-sur-l'Autize.

This marble quarry is one of the environments that have become too rare in the Department of Deux-Sèvres. Hidden at the gates of the bocage, the marble deposit exploited between the 18th century and 1950 contains numerous fossils bearing witness to a marine origin dating back some 360 million years.

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Site de La Marbrière 9 Rue Jean de Saint Goard - 79160 ARDIN

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