Chapelle Sainte-Barbe

Chapelle Sainte-Barbe

1366001001 - Historic site and monument ,  19th century ,  Chapel in Fumay

  • The chapel was built on the former Fosse des Trépassés, one of the most important slate quarries of the town in the 18yh century.

    To be noticed on the slate roof: A slate cross.

    In front of this chapel, you will discover what is called a « verdeau », that is to say a pile of unusable slate debris, which forms a kind of slag heap.
    But... don’t called them slag heaps.
    In slate jargon, these artificial hills made by accumulating slate waste are called « verdeaux ».

    Please note :
    The chapel...
    The chapel was built on the former Fosse des Trépassés, one of the most important slate quarries of the town in the 18yh century.

    To be noticed on the slate roof: A slate cross.

    In front of this chapel, you will discover what is called a « verdeau », that is to say a pile of unusable slate debris, which forms a kind of slag heap.
    But... don’t called them slag heaps.
    In slate jargon, these artificial hills made by accumulating slate waste are called « verdeaux ».

    Please note :
    The chapel is located Sainte-Barbe street, in front of the gardeners street.