“Euville stone, story of a myth”

 Exhibition from May to September 2015 – Cut workshop – Grande Carrière in Euville

This exhibition – which covers 600 m² in the cut workshop of the Grande Carrière in Euville – presents the story of these fifty years which made Euville famous. It shows how important is this quarry throughout the exploitation of local stone in the area of Commercy, but also throughout the human aspect of the work, the progression in know-how, and the social life it has created…

 

The stone from the quarries of Euville – which was exploited from the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th was chosen to build the foundations of the most famous French buildings as: the Place Stanislas in Nancy – which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Palais Garnier, the entablature of the Pont-Neuf, the Louvre Museum, the Gare de l’Est in Paris, the Royal Palace of Laeken and the Place de Brouckère Fountain in Bruxelles…

 

In May, June and September:

Every weekend from 2 pm to 6 pm

In July and August:

Every day from 2 pm to 6 pm

 

Individual price: €4 – free of charges for children under 10 years old

Reservation recommended from 15 persons

 

Here you can also visit the “café des carriers” which offers a card of hot and fresh drinks. Its terrace is located in front of the working face.

Open to the public at the same time than the exhibition.

 

 

Guided tour of the exhibition and exploration of the site of the Grande Carrière

 

From 20 persons: €6 per visitor – a free entrance every 20 persons

Between 10 and 20 persons: €120 flat-rate

 

By appointment within the Tourist Office of the Land of Commercy

For group visits, contact us at +33 (0)3 29 91 33 16 or by email at annelise@tourisme-pays-de-commercy.fr


The “café des carriers”

Enjoy the atmosphere of the cut workshop for a cheering moment!

The “café des carriers” offers a card of hot and fresh drinks.

It is located at the entrance of the exhibition, with a terrace in front of the working face.

In summer, you will also enjoy the jazz and blues concerts.


Discover the exhibition with images...


For more information...

Télécharger
CommuniquéPresse Pierre d-Euville2.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat 320.6 KB

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"The Euville stone, story of a myth"

Edition La Gazette Lorraine



Other activities on-site... 

Come and discover the “stone circuit”

Around the site of the Grande Carrière, visitors can follow a signposted route – the “stone circuit” – in order to complete the exhibition in a half day.

 

Some interpretive signs give walkers information about the site of the quarries of Euville. You will go through the former quarries, the trench, the sandpit and the only stone company which is still in activity, Rocamat.

You can follow two different routes:

- the 75-minute route

- the 150-minute route

 

The circuit map is freely available at the Tourist Office of the Land of Commercy, on the site of the exhibition or you can download it below.



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Stone circuit to download
CIRCUIT DE LA PIERRE.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat 2.9 MB

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