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The slate route

Walking/pedestrian in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou
24.7 km
Walking/pedestrian
6h 15min
Medium
  • This circuit offers a full-day walk with plenty of surprises along the way. You will pass the Musée de l’Ardoise (Slate Museum) then explore a former slate quarry turned park with its astonishing blue lakes.

    Touristic places
    - The Parc des Ardoisières in Trélazé with its small hills, old lands and headframes, has been restructured from an old slate quarry.
    - The Musée de l’ardoise (slate museum) permits discovering the extraction methods evolution and slate cracking demonstration.
    - The...

    This circuit offers a full-day walk with plenty of surprises along the way. You will pass the Musée de l’Ardoise (Slate Museum) then explore a former slate quarry turned park with its astonishing blue lakes.

    Touristic places
    - The Parc des Ardoisières in Trélazé with its small hills, old lands and headframes, has been restructured from an old slate quarry.
    - The Musée de l’ardoise (slate museum) permits discovering the extraction methods evolution and slate cracking demonstration.
    - The Parc de Pignerolle in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou is a good example of the French art of living. The landscape atmosphere of the château, built in 1776 on 80 ha, has been realised in accordance with the elegance and architectural balance of the château.

    Equipment at your disposal
    - Toilets and picnic tables in the Parc des Ardoisières in Trélazé and the Parc de Pignerolle in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou

    Departure points
    - Domaine de Pignerolle car park (main gate) in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou 
    - Musée de l'Ardoise, chemin de la Maraichère at Trélazé 

    Circuit marked out in mauve.

  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)