Monuments and Cultural Heritage

Centre ville historique de Fumay

Made famous thanks to its production of slate, Fumay was entirely dedicated to the extraction and export of slate from the 1970th century. This industry made the heyday of this small Meuse city, which exploited the shale deposits until the XNUMXs.
The town has kept its XNUMXth century appearance intact and the typical houses of Fumay recall this slate past at every street corner.
The town of Fumay, with its strong slate culture, contains typical houses. First made of slate and blue stone from Givet, we also discovered the use of brick and stone from Dom (ochre limestone, extracted in the Charleville-Mézières region). The specificity is also found in the rectangular shapes. L-shaped and T-shaped houses were built at the beginning of the 20th century. Another typical element of the Fumacian house: the cellar which opens onto the ground and the individual entrance door topped with a transom window. THE FRESCO OF THE “SCAILLETEUX”: This is what the men who extracted the blocks of slate from the seabed and cut them into usable blocks were called. To perpetuate their memories, the town of Fumay commissioned a slate and concrete fresco from the artist G. A Favaudon, located on avenue Jean Jaurès.
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  • Convent
  • Maison
  • My
  • City
  • History
  • Manufacturing
  • Services
  • War memories


Minimum group size: 15 people
Minimum group size: 100 people


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  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting room
  • Festival hall
  • Marked trails
  • Picnic tables
  • Access for disabled


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Activities on site

  • concerts
  • Temporary exhibitions


08170 FUMAY
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