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Alsace - Massif des Vosges - France

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© Trapp quarry in Champenay

The Champenay quarry extracts and transforms in its workshops this quartzitic sandstone with exceptional qualities of hardness and low porosity. Exploited for centuries, the pink sandstone of Champenay, also “called sandstone of the Princes”, is the hardest sandstone of Alsace. The nobility of this natural stone, the only one that can be polished, contributes to its notoriety among the greatest contemporary architects... Visible from the outside, not accessible to the public.