A breath-taking spectacle of rock and greenery!

Carved into a site some 13 hectares in size, these ancient stone quarries proclaim a rich heritage, in both natural resources and human endeavour. The village of Crazannes took its name from the local stone, quarried since the first century by the Romans up until the 1950’s. This beautiful strong white rock, extracted over a period of 2000 years has been used to build and restore famous monuments such as Fort Boyard and the Cologne cathedral.

What is an Échappées Nature site?

It is a protected natural place where passionate people share their specific environment and know-how with you. You can participate in guided tours, workshops, games, observe the flora and fauna during twilight nature outings, discover exhibitions, shows ... This is the privileged opportunity to be as close as possible to nature, with men and women who explain its secrets to you. The “Échappées Nature” sites offer many ways to be in direct contact (and always with respect) with animals, vegetation, birds, water, trees...
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