The city of blue gold welcomes its visitors with open arms! Explore the city’s industrial heritage and unique landscapes which are the result of slate quarrying in the region. Slate was first quarried here in the 15C and the industry continues today, producing a small quantity of slate which enjoys a worldwide reputation. Trélazé is home to typical and yet unusual landscapes of quarries, pit-head frames, mounds and workers’ houses – scenery which is natural, wild and man-made all at the same time and which can be explored on bike by following the “La Loire à Vélo” cycle route. This welcoming city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can discover the Musée de l'Ardoise (Slate Museum) which provides information on 800 years of techniques of schist quarrying, explore the slate quarries themselves, and take a relaxing stroll through the Parc du Vissoir. Don’t miss the Estival festival with its many shows and concerts, including classical, jazz and French popular music, world music and comedy.
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