Tour of the quarry and Volvic stonemasonry workshop

Target audience
All welcome
30 participants
Saturday 28 May
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.


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Run the Lava Stone Experience trail (15 km) on Friday 27 May, then retrace your steps on Saturday 28 May to learn everything about Volvic stone.

Trachyandesite (also known as Volvic stone) is the rough diamond of Auvergne.

It’s collected at the foot of the Chaîne des Puys, in the immediate vicinity of the workshop, through the direct extraction of solid blocks picked from amongst the lava flows.

The Volvic Volcanic Experience is a chance to take in the progression from raw material to stone lacework, with the tour of the Mallet quarry, followed by an immersion in Thierry Courtadon’s sculpture workshop.

Visite Atelier Courtadon - Crédit photo Pierre Soissons - VVX 2018 (5)

Photo credits banner and thumbnails: Geneviève Colonna d’Istria

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