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Tufa and Slate

Tufa is the white stone which has been used to build castles and main monuments in the Loire Valley. In Saumur region, you can find in troglodytes wine, mushroom or houses and restaurants.


The other oustanding stone of the region is the slate which covers most of the roofs.

Castles Religious heritage Mills


Troglodytes Slate

Chateau de Saumur gite maine et loire 49 le tuffeau et l'ardoise