Apart from being my wife´s country and mine (half of me only !!) it is the biggest importer and so consumer of Natural Slate in the world.
And in France, Brittany in the extreme north west of France is THE slate place by far in the world.
It is very well known for its thousands of Natural slate roofs, of course, but here it is the entire houses which are made in slate. Walls, roofs, floors, windows silks, doors silks... and all kind of decoration as well.
In the famous village of "Rochefort-en-terre" you can even find a SLATE SHOP - "L´Ardoiserie". Everything you can imagine is made in natural slate : lights, plates, coasters, mirors, vases...The best of the shop is for sure the owners, Sophie & Romuald who have spent their lifes creating slates objects.
Outside of being a Slate Village, Rochefort-en-Terre has been elected the "most beautifull village of France". So even if you have nothing to see with slates (so why do you receive Newmont Newsletter ?????) you can go and visit this wonderfull part of the world.
Next month, we will go to the World Stone Show in Italy so unfortunetly we will not be attending the SRCA Conference but we know that we will be well represented !