Monuments and Cultural Heritage

Chapelle Sainte-Barbe

Chapel erected in 1821 and dedicated to Sainte Barbe, patroness of Ardoisiers.
The Chapel was built on the former Fosse des Trépassés, one of the most important slate quarries in the city in the 18th century. Note on the slate roof, a cross is visible. Opposite this chapel, you will discover what we call a verdeau, that is to say a pile of unusable slate debris, which forms a kind of slag heap. But be careful… Don’t call them slag heaps. In the jargon of slate workers, these artificial hills made by accumulating slate waste are indeed verdeaux. Please note: La Chapelle is located on rue Sainte-Barbe, facing rue des jardiniers.


  • Chapel


Rue Sainte-Barbe
08170 FUMAY
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